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Tree City USA

The Florida Forest Service administers the Tree City USA program in Florida. Information about the program is available on the Arbor Day Foundation website and the Florida Forest Service website. City and county governments, as well as federal military bases, are eligible for certification. To qualify, they must have a designated tree board, advocacy group, or department in charge of tree management. They must also have an enforced tree ordinance, work plan with an annual budget of at least $2.00 per capita and an annual Arbor Day celebration.

Photo of Tree City Flag flying in Tamarac, FLFor those who go above and beyond the call of duty, there is the Tree City USA Growth Award. Certified communities who spend at least as much as they did the previous year on their urban tree program can qualify. In addition, they must either initiate new tree management activities, or expand their current activities over the previous year.

Florida’s newest Tree City USA additions:

      • Biscayne Park
      • Dade City
      • Delray Beach
      • Dunnellon
      • Holmes Beach
      • Lake Helen
      • Maitland
      • Newberry
      • Palm Beach Shores
      • Palmetto
      • Venice

This brings our state total to 160 Tree City USA communities. The following communities in Florida were certified as Tree City USA's for 2010. New applicants are always welcomed.

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Altamonte Springs
Anna Maria
Apopka
Aventura
Belleair
Biscayne Park
Boca Raton
Bonita Springs
Boynton Beach
Bradenton
Brooksville
Bushnell
Cape Canaveral
Cape Coral
Casselberry
Clearwater
Coconut Creek
Cooper City
Coral Gables
Coral Springs
Crescent City
Cutler Bay
Dade City
Davie
Daytona Beach
Deerfield Beach
Deland
Deltona
Delray Beach
Destin
Doral
Dunedin
Dunnellon
Eustis
Fernandina Beach
Fort Lauderdale
Fort Myers
Fort Myers Beach
Fort Pierce
Fort Walton Beach
Gainesville
Green Cove Springs
Greenacres
Gulf Breeze
Gulfport
Hallandale
High Springs
Hollywood
Holmes Beach
Hurlburt Field
Interlachen
Inverness
Jacksonville
Jacksonville Beach
Juno Beach
Jupiter
Keystone Heights
Lady Lake
Lake City
Lake Helen
Lake Park
Lakeland
Lantana
Largo
Leesburg
Leon County
Lighthouse Point
Lynn Haven
MacDill AFB
Maitland
Manatee County
Marco Island
Margate
Marianna
Melbourne
Miami
Miami Beach
Miami Gardens
Miami Lakes
Miami Springs
Milton
Monticello
Mount Dora
Naples
NAS Whiting Field
NRC Pensacola
NSA Panama City
Neptune Beach
Newberry
North Miami
North Miami Beach
North Port
Oakland
Oakland Park
Ocala
Ocoee
Oldsmar
Orange City
Orange County
Orange Park
Orlando
Ormond Beach
Palatka
Palm Beach Gardens
Palm Beach Shores
Palm Coast
Palm Springs
Palmetto
Palmetto Bay
Panama City
Parkland
Patrick AFB
Pembroke Pines
Pensacola
Perry
Pinecrest
Plantation
Pomona Park
Pompano Beach
Ponce Inlet
Port Orange
Port St. Lucie
Punta Gorda
Rockledge
Royal Palm Beach
Safety Harbor
San Antonio
Sanford
Sanibel
Sarasota
Sarasota County
Sebastian
Seminole
Sewalls Point
South Pasadena
Southwest Ranches
St. Augustine
St. Augustine Beach
St. Cloud
St. Pete Beach
St. Petersburg
Starke
Stuart
Sunrise
Tallahassee
Tamarac
Tampa
Tarpon Springs
Temple Terrace
Titusville
Venice
Vero Beach

Wellington
West Palm Beach
Wildwood
Windermere
Winter Haven
Winter Park
Winter Springs
Zephyrhills

An application for certification or re-certification can be downloaded in PDF format directly from the Arbor Day Foundation. Completed Tree City USA applications should be sent to:

Florida Forest Service
Forest Management Bureau
3125 Conner Boulevard, C-25
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1650

For further information, please contact Charlie Marcus, Urban Forestry Coordinator for the Florida Forest Service, via E-mail Charles.Marcus@freshfromflorida.com or by calling 850-921-0300.