City of DeWitt is unique in offering a leaf pick-up program

By Kamen Kessler
Bath-DeWitt Connection Staff Reporter

DEWITT — A strange large red vehicle is often seen on the city streets of DeWitt in late fall heading into winter. Often times, the streets of cities are cluttered with leaf debris, but this large vacuum vehicle helps to keep the beautiful city clean for not only businesses, but also residents. DeWitt is unique in the fact it is recognized as a Tree City USA, by the National Arbor Day Foundation, honoring its commitment to community forest for the seventeenth year, according to the DeWitt city website. DeWitt meets the four standards of a Tree City USA, by having a tree board department, a tree care ordinance, and a comprehensive community forestry program. The final standard is to have a citywide Arbor Day observance, according to the DeWitt city website.