The Arbor Day Foundation has announced that the Town of Jackson has been named a “Tree City USA” for its commitment to urban forestry. That marks the first time Jackson has earned the distinction. To qualify, a town must have a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, a community forestry program with annual expenditures of at least $2 per resident and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation. Mayor Mark Barron says the designation is the result of a lot of work by the town council together with the Parks and Recreation Department. To celebrate the achievement, the town is holding an Arbor Day observance on the town square May 24th at which time a tree will be planted and the state’s forestry department will present the Mayor with the Tree City USA designation.