What is a Tree City?

To qualify for Tree City USA, a town or city must meet 4 standards established by The Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters. These standards were established to ensure that every qualifying community would have a viable tree management plan and program. It is important to note that they were also designed so that no community would be excluded because of size. The standards are:

  • A Tree Board or Department
  • A Tree Care Ordinance
  • A Community Forestry Program With an Annual Budget of at Least $2 Per Capita
  • An Arbor Day Observance and Proclamation

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1. What is a Tree City?
2. What is your Management Program?
3. What is a Tree Hearing?
4. Can Town Trees be removed?
5. What do I do if I suspect a tree is diseased, damaged or unhealthy?
6. What is a Town Tree?
7. What is a Tree Warden?