Tree City USA

Tree City USA
Maplewood participates in the Tree City USA program sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the National Association of State Foresters and USDA Forest Service.

To qualify as a Tree City USA communities must meet 4 criteria:
  • Have a Tree Board or Department: The Environmental and Natural Resources Commission acts as our tree board and advises the City on tree issues.
  • Have a Tree Care Ordinance: Maplewood City ordinances cover tree preservation and tree diseases.
  • Maintain a Community Forestry Program With an Annual Budget of at Least $2 Per Capita. Trimming, planting, disease control, and other tree programs exceed $2 per capita annually.
  • Sponsor an Arbor Day Observance and Proclamation: Maplewood Nature Center coordinates the city’s Arbor Day event each year. This is typically held in April or May.
Maplewood was first awarded Tree City USA status in 2008. Since 2011, we have annually reapplied and qualified.

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