Tree City USA—Sterling Communities

A community earning 10 Growth Awards is recognized as a Sterling Tree City USA. Sterling communities are regarded as leaders in community forestry and are often looked upon as innovators.

Sterling Communities by State

California

City Awarded
Anaheim 2001

Colorado

City Awarded
Durango 2001
Loveland 2001
Windsor 2001

Florida

City Awarded
Lantana 2001
St. Augustine 2001

Idaho

City Awarded
Lewiston 2001

Illinois

City Awarded
Naperville 2001
Urbana 2001

Iowa

City Awarded
Clinton 2001
Des Moines 2001
Grundy Center 2001

Kansas

City Awarded
Bonner Springs 2001
Lawrence 2001
Merriam 2001

Kentucky

City Awarded
Owensboro 2001

Maryland

City Awarded
Ocean City 2001

Montana

City Awarded
Kalispell 2001

Nebraska

City Awarded
Gering 2001

North Carolina

City Awarded
Wilson 2001

Oregon

City Awarded
La Grande 2001
Portland 2001

View By Year

See the list of Sterling Community designations for each year the award was given.

Year Communities
2013 18
2012 26
2011 22
2010 14
2009 28
2008 23
2007 21
2006 25
2005 26
2004 28
2003 17
2002 30
2001 22
2000 27

Tree City USA is an Arbor Day Foundation program in cooperation with:
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