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Klamath Falls Tree City USA Event 
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Tree City USA is a designation that cities can earn by meeting minimum requirements for community forestry programs at the municipal level. A program of the Arbor Day Foundation and sponsored by the Oregon Department of Forestry, Tree City USA recognizes cities that have developed programs that plant and care for trees.
 
There are Tree City USA communities in every state.  To obtain Tree City USA status, a community must adopt a tree ordinance, appoint a board, department, or commission to advise the city on tree issues, spend $2 per capita on community forestry activities, and hold an Arbor Day celebration.
 
In addition to Tree City USA status, the following twelve Oregon cities - the most ever - also received the Tree City Growth Award in 2012: Banks, Echo, Forest Grove, Gresham, Hood River, La Grande, Lebanon, Medford, Portland, Salem, Sweet Home, and Tigrad. These Growth Awards recognize cities for environmental improvement and the completion of special projects over the year, and for encouraging higher levels of tree care.

Tree City USA Oregon Statistics

 
Oregon's "Tree Cities"
/ODF/urbanforests/PublishingImages/tree_city_usa_logo_small.jpgEach year, the winning cities receive signs and certificates recognizing their achievements at local ceremonies that take place during Oregon's designated Arbor Week - the first full calendar week of April - or on National Arbor Day, which is observed on the last Friday in April.
 
Since 1976, 57 Oregon cities have obtained status as Tree City USA communities.
 

Learn more about becoming certified as a Tree City USA Community by visiting the Tree City USA web page on the National Arbor Day Foundation's web site, or contact:  
 
Paul Ries, Urban Forestry Director
Oregon Department of  Forestry
503-945-7391
paul.ries@state.or.us 
 

 
Tree City USA Communities in Oregon


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Albany
Ashland 
Baker City 
Bandon 
Banks 
Beaverton
Bend
Brownsville 
Coburg
Coos Bay 
Corvallis 
Cottage Grove 
Creswell 
Dallas 
Eagle Point 
Echo
Eugene
Forest Grove
Gervais
Grants Pass
Gresham 
Happy Valley
Hood River 
Independence
Irrigon 
Klamath Falls
LaGrande
Lake Oswego
Lebanon
Lincoln City 
Madras
McMinnville
Medford
Metolius
Monmouth 

Newport
Oregon City​
Philomath
Portland
Redmond
Rogue River
Salem
Sandy
Seaside
Sherwood
Sisters
Sunriver
Sweet Home
Talent
Tigard
Tillamook
Toledo
Troutdale
Tualatin
Veneta 
West Linn
Wilsonville
 

 
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