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FILE - The Arbor Day Foundation recently named Riverton as a Tree City USA for its commitment to effective urban forestry management. It is the 13th time the city has received the designation.

RIVERTON — The Arbor Day Foundation recently named Riverton as a Tree City USA for its commitment to effective urban forestry management. It is the 13th time the city has received the designation.

To qualify for the designation, a city must have a tree care ordinance, operate a tree board or department, allocate an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita, and have an Arbor Day observance and proclamation

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Last year, Riverton planted 230 trees and now has an estimated 5,000 trees in parks and on public property alone.

On Saturday, April 28, residents are invited to attend a free Arbor Day tree planting seminar at Swensen Farm Park, 12059 Swenson Farm Drive, at 9 a.m. The seminar will include a tree-planting demonstration, and Patrick “Roman” Williams, the city’s urban forester, will answer questions about growing healthy trees. Additionally, Arbor Day Nursery has provided a tree that will be given away at the event.