Mayor Scott Merki 271 Wilkes Street
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
Dear Tree City USA Community Member,
On behalf of the Arbor Day Foundation, I congratulate Town of Bath on earning recognition as a 2021
Tree City USA. We are so thrilled that Town of Bath takes pride in creating a community that places
unique value on the planting and caring of trees.
Town of Bath is part of an incredible network of more than 3,600 Tree City USA’s, with a combined
total population of 155 million. The Tree City USA program is one of the Arbor Day Foundation’s
earliest programs. We are proud to partner with the U.S. Forest Service and the National
Association of State Foresters to maintain this community.
Over the last few years, it has become increasingly clear of the value and importance that trees
hold for our future. Cities and towns across the globe are facing challenges when it comes to air
quality, water resources, personal health and well-being, and energy use. Town of Bath shows its
residents and peers that they are forward-thinking and eager to combat these issues. By showing
your dedication to urban forestry, you demonstrate a commitment to a brighter, greener future.
We hope you are as excited as we are to share this accomplishment with your local media and your
residents. Enclosed in this packet is a press release for you to distribute at your convenience.
State foresters will receive the Tree City USA recognition materials and coordinate on how to
distribute them. We will forward information about your awards to your state forester’s office to
facilitate the presentation. Your community’s Arbor Day ceremony would be the best time to mention
the Tree City USA award.
Again, we are excited to celebrate your commitment to the people and trees of Town of Bath and
thank you for helping us plant, nature and celebrate trees.
Arbor Day Foundation Chief Executive
211 N. 12th Street • Lincoln, NE 68508 • 888-448-7337 • arborday.org