The Tree City USA program is sponsored by The National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.
To become a Tree City USA, a community must meet four standards: a tree board department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program, and an Arbor Day observance.
“More than ever, today we understand the importance of trees to our cities and towns,” said John Rosenow, president of The National Arbor Day Foundation. “Trees help clean our air and water, moderate heat and cold, and bring warmth and grace to our homes.” “Tree City USA recognizes communities that have proven their commitment to an effective, ongoing community forestry program.” Rosenow added. “Such a program is one marked by renewal and improvement.”
Tree City USA is supported by the USDA Forest Service Urban and Community Forest Program.
Where Can I Learn More about Tree City USA?
You can learn more about Tree City U.S.A. at the Arbor Day Foundation Website by clicking here.
You can also call them to receive a free booklet at (402) 474-6566 on Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. CST