Mattapoisett was recognized as a five-year recipient of the Tree City USA Award at a recent Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Urban and Community Program. Mattapoisett Tree Warden Roland Cote is shown with Tree Committee member Ann Briggs with the new five-year sign. Tree City USA is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation and works with the DCR in Massachusetts to assist communities in protecting, growing, and managing community trees and forests. Also recognized was the town of Marion, with 16 years. Seventy-six communities in Massachusetts participated in the program this year. Photo courtesy of Sandra Hering.