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Tree City/Line/Campus USA Programs
Tree City USA Application Forms
Standard #3 Budget Worksheet
Example Arbor Day Proclamation
Tree Line USA Application Forms
Tree Campus USA Application Forms
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Urban and Community Forestry program cosponsors the Tree City, Tree Line and Tree Campus USA programs with the Arbor Day Foundation. These are nationwide programs that recognize communities, utilities and campuses for their commitment to quality tree care and provide the basis for sustainable urban forestry management.
In 1972, the Tree City USA program began when Nebraska's Division of Tourism celebrated its centennial Arbor Day. As a result of this great success, the program went national in 1976 recognizing 42 communities, both small and large, for their efforts in proper tree care management.
There are now more than 3,300 Tree Cities, 150 Tree Lines and 40 Tree Campuses across the country. For 2011, Michigan honored 121 communities, 3 utilities and 2 universities with these designations. Michigan continues to be ranked 8th nationally in total number of communities certified. View this year's list or map of current awardees.
How to Apply
To apply for these designations, you may
Your community or utility may already have met the these standards. If not, the state coordinator can assist you by providing advice and resources to help you achieve this designation and join the ranks of Michigan's other Tree Cities and Tree Lines.
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