The application deadline for Tree City USA is here. Has your city applied? Sometimes all it takes is someone to fill out the paperwork.

Many communities already meet the four standards required to become a Tree City. They already have tree ordinances in place and staff dedicated to managing the tree resource. They spend at least, and probably more than, $2 per capita for tree care and maintenance. They even celebrate Arbor Day or Earth Day to recognize and celebrate the contribution trees make to the quality of life in our communities.

If your community is one of those that meets all four standards, you can fill out an application online. For more information about the Tree City USA program, visit the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree City USA website.

Need more convincing? Read about the benefits of becoming a Tree City USA from a municipal forester, here in Washington.

Need help with the application, or have questions? Give us a call! 800-523-8733.

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