The Town of Wickenburg officially began its journey toward designation as a Tree City USA on Arbor Day, 2017 while simultaneously breaking ground on the first trees planted in the Town’s Adopt-A-Tree program. The two programs seek to engage the community in preserving existing trees through proper care and education, replace trees lost through age and acts of god and enhance open areas and streetscapes with shade and beauty.
Carefully selected areas throughout the Town will be slated as Adopt-A-Tree preserves by the Wickenburg Tree Board. The Tree Board is a select group of professionals appointed by the Parks and Recreation Commission. Their duty is to implement guidelines that best integrate the Tree City USA standards in a manner that compliments the Town of Wickenburg’s heritage driven design standards while embracing each tree as a living monument.
The Adopt-A-Tree sponsorship is easy. A one-time payment of $150.00 will reserve a tree along with a dedication plaque for someone special, an event worthy of commemoration or a special group. Applications are available at Town Hall, the Library and Learning Center, the Public Service Center at 553 West Wickenburg Way or online.
The result is a series of locations and each tree represents a legacy for someone special and an enhancement for generations to come.