|Several years ago, a former City Administrator, Guy
Speckman, began the process to qualify Plattsburg as .Tree
City, U.S.A.. A Tree Board was formed and a forester was
hired to inventory all of the trees on the town's public property.
Since Plattsburg's first year as .Tree City U.S.A..
they have received a $10,000 grant to remove dangerous trees and
to provide all citizens with information on trees appropriate to
Plattsburg's five-year award is significant in that there are
presently only 2,600 cities in the U.S. that qualify as .Tree