Tree City USA

Do you Live in a Tree City, USA?

To be a Tree City, USA community, your city must maintain a tree board or department, have a community tree ordinance, spend $2 per capita on urban forestry and celebrate Arbor Day.

Education

Annual participation as a Tree City USA community provides the opportunity to educate people who care about their community about the value of tree resources, the importance of sustainable tree management and engage individuals and organizations in advancing tree planting and care across the urban forest. Tree City USA status can create a strong working relationship with your state forestry agency and other conservation groups.

Public Image and Community Pride

Participation in the Tree City USA program helps residents feel good about the place they live and work. Annual recognition shows visitors and prospective residents that trees, conservation and the environment are an important part of life in the community.

Publicity

Tree City USA participation presents an opportunity to educate the public about your community's urban forestry program and showcase the benefits of community trees. Recognition can also generate interest from other organizations and communities that aren't yet managing their trees as well as they might. As one forester put it, "This is advertising that money can't buy — and it is free!"

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