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

Alabama

City Awarded
Daphne 2000
Dothan 2002
Foley 2002
Opelika 2002
Florence 2007
Eufaula 2008
Gulf Shores 2010
Mountain Brook 2011

Arizona

City Awarded
Scottsdale 2000
Phoenix 2005
Tempe 2007
Litchfield Park 2009
Lake Havasu City 2011

California

City Awarded
Lompoc 2000
Anaheim 2001
Newport Beach 2004
Roseville 2004
Livermore 2005
Concord 2007
Garden Grove 2007
Tulare 2007
Pasadena 2009
Santa Clara 2009
South Pasadena 2009
Tustin 2009

Colorado

City Awarded
Highlands Ranch 2000
Durango 2001
Loveland 2001
Windsor 2001
Alamosa 2003
Grand Junction 2003
Westminster 2003
Lamar 2004
Peterson AFB 2010
Fort Carson 2011

Connecticut

City Awarded
Wethersfield 2008

Florida

City Awarded
Orlando 2000
Plantation 2000
Winter Park 2000
Lantana 2001
St. Augustine 2001
Coral Springs 2005
Eustis 2005
Fort Myers 2005
Miami Springs 2005
Windermere 2005
Gainesville 2006
Deerfield Beach 2007
North Miami 2007
Winter Springs 2007
Lake Park 2008
Largo 2009
Deland 2011
Hollywood 2011

Georgia

City Awarded
Cornelia 2000
Gainesville 2000
Macon 2000
Covington 2002
Dalton 2004
Savannah 2004
Warners Robins 2009
Athens 2010

Idaho

City Awarded
Lewiston 2001
Moscow 2003
Boise 2009
Post Falls 2009
Payette 2010

Illinois

City Awarded
Chicago 2000
Lincolnshire 2000
Naperville 2001
Urbana 2001
Bolingbrook 2002
Brookfield 2002
Elgin 2002
Elmhurst 2002
Lombard 2002
Moline 2002
Skokie 2003
Wilmette 2003
Glen Ellyn 2004
Oak Park 2004
Palos Park 2004
Addison 2005
Hazel Crest 2005
Park Ridge 2005
Champaign 2006
Genoa 2006
Mount Vernon 2006
Orland Park 2006
Downers Grove 2008
Evanston 2008
Homewood 2008
Northbrook 2008
St. Charles 2009
Highland 2010
Country Club Hills 2011
Mount Prospect 2011
Palos Hills 2011
Westmont 2011
Wheeling 2011

Indiana

City Awarded
Elkhart 2000
Anderson 2002
Carmel 2005
Madison 2006
Middlebury 2007
Indianapolis 2008
Noblesville 2008

Iowa

City Awarded
Dubuque 2000
Dysart 2000
Waterloo 2000
Clinton 2001
Des Moines 2001
Grundy Center 2001
Fredericksburg 2002
Mapleton 2002
Mount Vernon 2002
Muscatine 2002
DeWitt 2003
Marion 2003
Clarinda 2004
Johnston 2004
Keystone 2004
Polk City 2004
Cedar Rapids 2005
Marshalltown 2005
Glidden 2006
Allison 2007
Badger 2007
Fayette 2007
Waverly 2007
George 2008
Washington 2009
Fort Dodge 2010
Shenandoah 2010
Story City 2010
Cedar Rapids 2011
Centerville 2011
Spencer 2011

Kansas

City Awarded
Overland Park 2000
Bonner Springs 2001
Lawrence 2001
Merriam 2001
Olathe 2002
El Dorado 2003
Lindsborg 2003
McPherson 2004
Roeland Park 2004
Hutchison 2007
Mulvane 2007
Derby 2010

Kentucky

City Awarded
Owensboro 2001
Warren County 2006
Henderson 2009

Louisiana

City Awarded
Alexandria 2006
Shreveport 2006

Maine

City Awarded
Bath 2008

Maryland

City Awarded
Westminster 2000
Ocean City 2001
NAS Patuxent River 2002
Baltimore 2005
Laurel 2006

Massachusetts

City Awarded
Sturbridge 2006
Worcester 2008
Wellesley 2011

Michigan

City Awarded
Berkley 2004
Hillsdale 2005
Oak Park 2005
Gross Pointe Park 2008

Minnesota

City Awarded
Minneapolis 2004
White Bear Lake 2008

Mississippi

City Awarded
Laurel 2005
Lucedale 2006
Oxford 2008

Missouri

City Awarded
St. Louis 2005
Branson 2007
St. Peters 2009
Chesterfield 2011

Montana

City Awarded
Kalispell 2001
Missoula 2002

Nebraska

City Awarded
Lincoln 2000
Offutt AFB 2000
Gering 2001
Beatrice 2002
Papillon 2002
Battle Creek 2003
Auburn 2004
Columbus 2004
Gretna 2006
Central City 2007
Creighton 2007
North Platte 2010

Nevada

City Awarded
Henderson 2006
Nellis AFB 2009

New Hampshire

City Awarded
Meredith 2005

New Jersey

City Awarded
Paramus 2000
Stafford 2000
South Brunswick 2002
Secaucus 2003
Clifton 2008
Hawthorne 2009
Manasquan 2010

New Mexico

City Awarded
Roswell 2011

New York

City Awarded
Ithaca 2004
Mineola 2005
Garden City 2006
Kingston 2007
Greece 2008
USMA West Point 2009
Warwick 2009

North Carolina

City Awarded
Wilson 2001
Wake Forest 2002
Weaverville 2002
Asheville 2003
Farmville 2003
Hendersonville 2006
Oak Island 2007
Jacksonville 2008
New Bern 2011

North Dakota

City Awarded
Wahpeton 2003
Grand Forks AFB 2005
Hazen 2006
Jamestown 2008
Cavalier Air Station 2009

Ohio

City Awarded
Bowling Green 2002
Cincinnati 2004
Perrysburg 2005
Groveport 2006
Lebanon 2006
Montgomery 2008
Ravenna 2008
Bryan 2009
Strongsville 2010

Oklahoma

City Awarded
Alva 2003
Midwest City 2004
Muskogee 2006
Guthrie 2008
Morrison 2009
Edmond 2010
Ardmore 2011

Oregon

City Awarded
La Grande 2001
Portland 2001
Echo 2004
Tualatin 2005
Medford 2009

Pennsylvania

City Awarded
Emporium 2002
Williamsport 2005
Cheltenham 2008
Montgomery Township 2008
Whitpain 2008
West Chester 2009
Philadelphia 2010

Tennessee

City Awarded
Bristol 2000
Jackson 2000
Clarksville 2009

Texas

City Awarded
Euless 2000
Grapevine 2002
New Braunfels 2004
Waco 2006
Southlake 2007
Fort Worth 2009
Grand Prairie 2009
Allen 2011

Utah

City Awarded
Salt Lake City 2000
Provo 2003
Moab 2004

Virginia

City Awarded
Herndon 2000
Front Royal 2009
Luray 2011

Washington

City Awarded
Bellevue 2002
Seattle 2002
Fairchild AFB 2004
Issaquah 2005
Vancouver 2009
Walla Walla 2009

West Virginia

City Awarded
Parkersburg 2011

Wisconsin

City Awarded
Appleton 2002
Marinette 2002
Fond de Lac 2004
Fort Atkinson 2004
Greenfield 2004
Chilton 2006
Stoughton 2006
Stevens Point 2009
Algoma 2011

Wyoming

City Awarded
Worland 2005
Cheyenne 2006

View By Year

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

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

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