APPOMATTOX, Va. (AP) -- Appomattox is being recognized for its efforts to care for trees.
The National Arbor Day Foundation has designated Appomattox as a Tree City USA. The national program recognizes and promotes communities that take special steps to care for trees.
Barbara White with the Virginia Department of Forestry tells The News & Advance (http://bit.ly/112GeUH ) that the designation makes the town eligible for certain grants and gives it more favor for grants open to everyone.
White says there are 56 Tree City USAs in Virginia.
Information from: The News & Advance, http://www.newsadvance.com/
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