Tree City USA Certfication

The towns, cities and military installations that have achieved Tree City USA certification satisfy guidelines from the Arbor Day Foundation (ADF). Criteria include: having a Tree Board or Department; a Tree Care Ordinance; a community forestry program with an annual budget of at least $2 per capita, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

The ADF reports 48 percent of Virginians live in a Tree City USA Community and local government spending on community forestry programs averages $6.28 per capita annually.

To learn how your community can become a Tree City USA, visit the Arbor Day Foundation at