What is Tree City USA?

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ince 2006 our community has proudly displayed its status as a Tree City USA on signs on roads entering town. The program was developed by the National Arbor Day Foundation to encourage communities to care for their trees and the protective leaf canopy they provide. Working together, our township administration and the Tree Commission annually submit the required information to qualify for this distinction. We must document how much money the township spends on tree care and associated services as well as how many volunteer hours our Tree Commission and our MTC volunteers and supporters all over town, have devoted to planting, watering, and protecting trees in Marple.

One of the requirements of Tree City, USA is that the Tree Commission host a celebration of Arbor Day every year. At that time we invite the public to join us at one of Marple’s lovely parks to hear short presentations from local officials, receive our Tree City certificate from a PA Forester, and watch a demonstration of how to plant a tree.

The many benefits of being a Tree City include creating a framework for action, education, a positive public image, and citizen pride. Read more about the benefits of becoming a Tree City.

Did you know?

  • There are more than 3400 communities that are currently a Tree City USA.
  • There are more than 500 communities that received a Growth Award.
  • Over 135 million people live in a Tree City USA.

More Information

Call: 402-474-5655
Monday–Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CST

Tree City USA is supported by the USDA and the Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program.