Avon was designated a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation for the years 2007, 2008, and 2009. The Town is dedicated to increasing and improving Avon's urban forest. Trees that make up urban forests are "working trees"- they have a job. Urban Forests are an important and often overlooked necessity for urban areas- they soften the appearance of large buildings and parking lots, absorb carbon dioxide and release nice, clean air for us to breathe. Trees also cool our hot pavement with their shade, thus reducing "heat islands." Click here to learn more about the Tree City USA Program
Because trees are living history, the Town has recognized all of the big trees in town in its first Big Tree of Avon contest. Residents nominated trees in their yard and in their neighbor's yard. Click here to view The Big Tree E-Book!