The City of Grinnell was recently honored with the 2015 Tree City USA Growth Award at the 26th Annual Community Forestry Awards Luncheon in Des Moines. The award was presented by the Arbor Day Foundation and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Forestry Bureau April 7th at the Forte Banquet & Conference Center. Grinnell was one of eighteen Iowa communities to qualify for the Tree City USA Growth status. To receive the award, a city must, at minimum, provide education and public relations; partnerships; planning and management; and tree planting and maintenance in their communities. This award comes in conjunction with Grinnell achieving 2015 Tree City USA status.