At a ceremony held on Monday, Apr. 25, Ronceverte celebrated its 15th year as a certified Tree City USA community. Andy Sheetz with the Division of Forestry presented the city with a Kousa Dogwood to celebrate the occasion of the city’s official Arbor Day Ceremony. During this presentation, Sheetz presented the city with a special flag showing 15 years of certification as the city was commended for their efforts during 2015.
“We are proud to present this tree to the City of Ronceverte for their continued efforts to promote trees within the city”, says Sheetz. “This recognition of a decade and a half of hard work to see to the planting of trees within Ronceverte, and the continued upkeep of these trees, shows the dedication of the citizens to make their community a more pleasant place for its citizens and visitors to the town.”
The tree was planted at the historic Edgar Marker located on the corner of Frankford Road and Main Street in downtown Ronceverte.
Also in attendance were Councilwoman Barbara Morgan, and Sandy and Colleen Walton, representatives of the Ronceverte Womans Club.