The Tree City USA® program, sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters, provides direction, technical assistance, public attention, and national recognition for urban and community forestry programs in thousands of towns and cities that more than 135 million Americans call home.
The many benefits of being a Tree City include creating a framework for action, education, a positive public image, and citizen pride.
Read more about the benefits of becoming a Tree City.
To qualify as a Tree City USA community, a town or city must meet four 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.
Four Standards for a Tree City USA
- 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
|New Castle County||Kent County||Sussex County|
|Arden (12 years)||Dover (30 years)||Bethany Beach (13 years)|
|Ardentown (11 years)||Dover AFB (27 years)||Fenwick Island (13 years)|
|Delaware City (16 years)||Milford (16 years)||Henlopen Acres (3 years)|
|New Castle (7 years)||Smyrna (15 years)||Georgetown (6 years)|
|Newark (18 years)||Lewes (18 years)|
|Wilmington (26 years)||Ocean View (12 years)|
|Rehoboth Beach (28 years)|
For information on becoming a Delaware Tree City USA, contact Kesha.Braunskill@delaware.gov