Tree City USA
Tree City USA in Wyoming
Tree City USA is a national program that recognizes communities that have made a commitment to actively plant and care for their public trees. The program is sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation, State Foresters, USDA Forest Service, US Conference of Mayors, and the National League of Cities. Tree City USA was initiated in 1976 as a project of our nation's bicentennial celebration
Currently, Wyoming ranks second in the nation for the percentage of incorporated municipalities that are Tree City USA's. The award is presented annually to communities that meet four criteria. The minimum criteria are:
- Your community must have a Tree Board or Department charged by ordinance to oversee the community's tree program.
- Community leaders must enact a comprehensive tree ordinance that defines tree planting, maintenance and other requirements concerning trees growing along streets and public areas.
- Your community must spend at least $2 per capita on tree resources: this can include planting, city maintenance, grants and donations.
- Your community must have an official Arbor Day celebration with a proclamation by the mayor and a tree planting ceremony.