Arizona State Forester Scott Hunt announced 25 Arizona communities have received the Tree City USA recognition for Arbor Day, including three in the East Valley.
Chandler, Gilbert and Mesa are included in the list of cities and towns that achieved honor status.
The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, USDA Forest Service, and the National Association of State Foresters. They provide national recognition for greener communities.
For more information on the Tree City USA program, visit http://www.arborday.org/programs/treeCityUSA/