The Tree City USA® program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. The program provides the following to urban and community forestry programs:
Standards for Tree City USA
Everett has been a recognized as Tree City USA since first applying in 1993. Our city consistently meets the National Arbor Foundation's 4 standards to retain this status annually. The 4 standards are:
Tree Board or Department
Community Tree Ordinance
Community Forestry Program
Arbor Day Observance and Proclamation
These standards were established to ensure that every qualifying community would have a viable tree management plan and program. The goal is to promote better management and health of urban and community forests across the country.