America in Bloom honored the forestry work by Homewood public works employees with the outstanding achievement award for urban forestry.
It is the second award the village earned this year. In spring Homewood received a special accreditation through the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation.
America in Bloom chose Homewood out of municipal and public applicants from across the country.
“It’s a nationally recognized award, not just a state thing or a local thing. It’s the whole country and they recognized our community,” Homewood Landscape and Forestry Supervisor Bryon Doerr said. “That means . . .