Become a Tree City USA or a Tree Campus USA

Tree City USA and Tree Campus USA

Trees are an important part of cities and campuses, large or small. Tree City USA and Tree Campus USA are national recognition programs developed by the Arbor Day Foundation.

Become a Tree City USA

Established in 1976, Tree City USA provides the framework necessary for communities to manage and expand their public trees. More than 3,400 communities have made the commitment to urban forestry by becoming a Tree City USA community. In Arkansas, over 40 communities are registered Tree Cities – the oldest being Eureka Springs, belonging to the program for more than 35 years.

Tree City USA application

Tree City USA list of cities

Become a Tree Campus USA

Established in 2008, Tree Campus USA supports effective tree management at two- and four-year accredited colleges and universities. The program recognizes college and university campuses that effectively manage their campus trees, develop connectivity with the community beyond campus borders, and engage student population in community forestry efforts. In Arkansas, three schools are registered Tree Campuses.

Tree Campus USA application

Tree Campus USA list of campuses


To learn more about the benefits of the Tree City USA or the Tree Campus USA programs, visit or contact Kristine Thomason at the Arkansas Forestry Commission via email at [email protected] or phone at 479-228-7929.

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