Tree City USA

Every community, regardless of size, can benefit from caring for their publicly owned trees and achieving Tree City USA certification. To be certified, a town or city must meet four standards established by The National 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 Four Tree City USA Standards

  1. A tree board or department
  2. A tree-care ordinance
  3. A community forestry program with an annual budget of at least $2 per capita
  4. An Arbor Day observance and proclamation

Call to find out how to participate. Browse the Public Contacts Directory under Related Information below to find your regional forester's name and phone number.

Key Messages: 

We work with you and for you to sustain healthy forests, fish and wildlife.

Download a list of Missouri Tree City USA-Certified Communities.

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Download the Tree City USA Workbook to learn how to apply for the Tree City USA program.

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