Watch how Tree Campus Higher Education® program helps colleges and universities establish and sustain healthy community forests.

Tree City USA, Tree Campus Higher Education® and Tree Line USA programs recognizes communities’ commitment to trees across the Nation. These programs are a great opportunity to celebrate the importance of an urban tree canopy and improve care of these vital city trees.

Tree City USA Program

The Tree City USA program has been greening up cities and towns across America since 1976. It is a nationwide movement that provides a framework to help communities to manage and expand their public trees.

Tree City USA Communities in Georgia

In Georgia, more than 150 communities have made the commitment to becoming a Tree City USA. They have achieved Tree City USA status by meeting four core standards of sound urban forestry management:

  • maintaining a tree board or department
  • having a community tree ordinance
  • spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry
  • celebrating Arbor Day

Become a Tree City USA® Community

Thousands of Tree City USA communities—large and small—have made a commitment to their urban tree canopy and their residents. Check to see if your town one of them.

Steps to Apply

  1. View Tree City USA Standards to see if your community qualifies
  2. Check out resources to help you apply
  3. Start your online Tree City USA® Community application

Tree Campus K-12® Program

The Tree Campus K-12 program inspires collaboration between schools, students, and communities to facilitate experiences with trees as a learning tool. The program encourages schools and educators to create purposeful opportunities for students to interact with trees by offering resources as well as a framework for becoming recognized and celebrating their efforts with their community.

A K-12 campus can receive annual recognition by meeting four goals:

  • a tree campus team
  • an education plan
  • hands-on experience
  • Arbor Day observance
Become a Tree Campus K-12®

Your campus plays an important role in helping to foster the next generation of environmental stewards.

Steps to Apply

  1. Find out if your campus is a Tree Campus
  2. Discover the benefits of Tree Campus K-12® program
  3. Start your online Tree Campus K-12® application

Tree Campus Higher Education® Program

The Tree Campus Higher Education program helps colleges and universities establish and sustain healthy community forests. A campus can receive annual recognition by meeting five standards:

  • a campus tree advisory committee
  • campus tree care plan
  • campus tree program with dedicated annual expenditures
  • Arbor Day observance
  • a service learning project
Become a Tree Campus Higher Education®

Your campus plays an important role in helping to foster the next generation of environmental stewards.

Steps to Apply

  1. Find out if your campus is a Tree Campus
  2. Discover the benefits of Tree Campus Higher Education® program
  3. Start your online Tree Campus Higher Education® application

Tree Campus Healthcare® Program

The Tree Campus Healthcare program recognizes health institutions that make a mission-aligned impact on community wellness through tree education, investment, and community engagement. To receive recognition each year, a healthcare facility must fulfill five standards:

  • an advisory committee
  • facility tree care plan
  • community forestry project
  • celebrate and educate
  • financial investment
Become a Tree Campus Healthcare®

Your campus plays an important role in helping to foster the next generation of environmental stewards.

Steps to Apply

      1. Find out if your healthcare facility is a Tree Campus Healthcare
      2. Discover the benefits of Tree Campus Healthcare® program
      3. Start your online Tree Campus Higher Education® application

Tree Line USA® Program

The Tree Line USA® program recognizes utility companies who implement arboriculture best practices. Recognition in The Tree Line USA® program demonstrates how trees and utilities can co-exist for the benefit of communities and citizens.

The five core standards are

  • quality tree care
  • annual worker training
  • tree planting
  • public education
  • an Arbor Day celebration

Become a Tree Line USA® Community

Tree Line USA can help utility companies save time and money.

Steps to Apply

  1. Learn more about Tree Line USA and benefits for Utility Companies
  2. Find out if your utility company participates in Tree Line USA®
  3. Start your online Tree Line USA application

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About the Tree City USA Program

The Tree City USA program has been greening up cities and towns across America since 1976. It is a nationwide movement that provides the framework necessary for communities to manage and expand their public trees. Learn more.

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Application Resources for Tree City USA

Several tools are available to help you meet the four standards and complete your application for Tree City USA recognition.

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Benefits of Tree Campus Higher Education® Program

A commitment to trees on your campus can significantly reduce the amount of energy a campus, and community, needs to generate.

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Find Tree Campus Higher Education® Schools

View campuses receiving Tree Campus Higher Education® recognition!

Find Tree City USA Communities

Thousands of Tree City USA communities—large and small—have made a commitment to their urban tree canopy and their residents. Check them our.

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Find Tree Line USA Utilities Participants

Directory for Tree Line USA Utilities.

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Georgia Tree City USA, Tree Campus Higher Education® and Tree Line USA Map

View interactive map for Tree City USA, Tree Campus Higher Education® & Tree Line USA.

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Tree Campus Higher Education® Application

The Tree Campus Higher Education® program helps colleges and universities around the country establish and sustain healthy community forests. Sign up!

Tree Campus Higher Education® Program

The Tree Campus Higher Education® program helps colleges and universities around the country establish and sustain healthy community forests.

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Tree City USA Application

Tree City USA is a great opportunity to celebrate the importance of an urban tree canopy and improve care of these vital city trees. Complete application.

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Tree City USA Standards

To qualify as a Tree City USA community, you must meet four standards established by the Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters. View standards.

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Tree Line USA Program Benefits for Utility Companies

View benefits for Utility Companies joining the Tree Line USA Program.

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Tree Line USA® Program

The Tree Line USA® program exists to recognize best practices in public and private utility arboriculture, demonstrating how trees and utilities can co-exist for the benefit of communities and citizens.

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Tree Line USA® Program Application

The Tree Line USA® program exists to recognize best practices in public and private utility arboriculture, demonstrating how trees and utilities can co-exist for the benefit of communities and citizens. Join now!

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