Tree City USA was designed in 1976 to encourage better care of the nation’s community forests by awarding recognition to communities that meet forest basic standards of a good tree program. More then 3,400 cities and towns in all 50 states take great pride in being recognized as Tree City USA communities. In fact, 42 communities were recognized in the inaugural year and of those, 16 are celebrating 40 years of participation this year. In Maryland, the two longest participating towns are the City of Frederick with 36 years and Chestertown with 35 years.
To qualify as a Tree City USA, the town, city, county or military base must meet four standards established by The Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters.
This program is a great opportunity to celebrate the importance of an urban tree canopy and improve care of these vital city trees. If you want to learn more:
Tree City USA is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation
in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service with the National
Association of State Foresters.
Maryland DNR Forest Service
580 Taylor Avenue
Tawes State Office Building, E-1
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
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