Nature View Park, a 1,254-acre park of forests, fields, creeks and trails, in Amherst, N.Y.,on Thursday June 30, 2016. (John Hickey/Buffalo News)

Amherst has been named a 2016 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to planting and caring for trees.

Amherst fulfilled the program's four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

Amherst is one of more than 3,400 Tree City USAs, with a combined population of 140 million, according to the Arbor Day Foundation.

 

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