Infographic: In Its 41st Year, the Tree City USA Program Is Still Going Strong

Tree City USA is the framework for sustained urban forests across the country
Jan 12, 2018 8:00 AM ET

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The Tree City USA program has been greening up cities and towns across America since 1976. It is a nationwide movement that provides the framework necessary for communities to manage and expand their public trees.

In its 41st year, the Tree City USA program is still going strong… helping communities strive for healthy tree canopies. As a sign of the programs’ vitality, 73 communities in 22 different states applied for and received Tree City USA recognition for the very first time this year. This continuous
growth has resulted in two record numbers this year: the most first-year Tree City USA cities and the most overall recognized communities.

Thanks to our members and partners, the program’s 41-year impact is broad and enduring. Within the support of this framework, additional city foresters and arborists are hired, city budgets include worthwhile investments in trees, and millions of Americans are taking pride in community improvement.

Read the Arbor Day Foundation Annual Report in its entirety.