Tree City USA Growth Awards

Growth Award

The Tree City USA Growth Award is awarded by the Arbor Day Foundation to recognize higher levels of tree care by participating Tree City USA communities. The Growth Award highlights innovative programs and projects, increased commitment resources for urban forestry, and provides an opportunity to share new ideas and successes across the country.

Eligible communities may apply annually for a Growth Award by earning points for new or improved programs and projects across four eligible categories. Review the four categories below or the eligibility and application procedures.

Download a Growth Award Application
Category A: Education and Public Relations
Category B: Partnerships
Category C: Planning and Management
Category D: Tree Planting and Maintenance

Communities that earn the Growth Award for ten years receive special Sterling Tree City USA Designation.

Eligibility and Application Procedures


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