• Arbor Day Foundation Programs


    Tree City USA

    The Tree City USA® program, sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the USDA 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.


    In Oregon, the Tree City USA program, and all the Arbor Day Foundation recognition programs, are administered through the Oregon Department of Forestry Urban and Community Forestry Assistance program. If you would like to learn more about how to apply for Tree City USA recognition, and the reasons to become a Tree City USA, please contact the ODF staff at urbanforestry@oregon.gov. Typically, Tree City USA applications are due mid-December every year.


    Visit the Tree City USA website for more information.

    Tree Campus USA

    Tree Campus USA is national recognition that your college or university can earn by meeting five core standards developed to promote healthy trees and student involvement.

    5 Core Standards

    Five Core Standards make up the backbone of the Tree Campus USA program and are requirements that every campus must meet to apply for Tree Campus USA recognition. Through these standards, colleges and universities are challenged to use best practices to plant and care for trees on campus and reach out to the student body to engage them in their efforts to make our communities a greener, and healthier, place to live. You will need to collaborate with a Facilities Manager, Grounds Supervisor, or Plant Sciences professor to help you f ind out if your campus has components already in place to meet these standards. The standards are listed here in an abbreviated version. You can find more information when you click the Tree Campus USA Standards link at arborday.org/TreeCampusUSA 


    Tree Campus USA Toolkit