Mankato was officially recognized as Tree City USA for the 23rd year. Tree City USA recognizes cities making smart investments in urban forests. During 2019 in Mankato:
- planted more than 675 trees in city boulevards, parks and open spaces.
- trimmed more than 4,000 trees in city boulevards, parks and open spaces. A zone trimming program ensures all boulevard trees are trimmed on a routine cycle.
Trees cool, fight pollution, conserve energy and benefit wildlife. Trees also enhance property values and make neighborhoods more livable.