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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:

      • Atlantic Beach
      • Dade City
      • High Springs
      • Micanopy
      • Panama City Naval Air Station
      • Pinellas Park
      • Starke
      • Town of McIntosh
      • Virginia Gardens

This brings our state total to 173 Tree City USA communities. The following communities in Florida were certified as Tree City USA's for 2015. New applicants are always welcomed.

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Altamonte Springs
Anna Maria
Apalachicola
Apopka
Atlantic Beach
Aventura
Bartow
Belleair
Boca Raton
Bonita Springs
Boynton Beach
Bradenton
Bradenton Beach
Brooksville
Bushnell
Cape Canaveral
Cape Coral
Casselberry
Clearwater
Clermont
Coconut Creek
Cooper City
Coral Gables
Coral Springs
Crescent City
Crystal River
Cutler Bay
Dade City
Davie
Daytona Beach
DeLand
Deerfield Beach
DeFuniak Springs
Delray Beach
Deltona
Destin
Doral
Dunedin
Dunnellon
Eustis
Fernandina Beach
Fort Lauderdale
Fort Myers
Fort Myers Beach
Fort Pierce
Fort Walton Beach
Gainesville
Gateway Services CDD
Green Cove Springs
Greenacres
Gulf Breeze
Gulfport
Hallandale
High Springs
Hollywood
Holmes Beach
Hurlburt Field
Interlachen
Inverness
Jacksonville
Jacksonville Beach
Jupiter
Key West
Keystone Heights
LaBelle
Lady Lake
Lake City
Lake Helen
Lake Park
Lake Worth
Lakeland
Largo
Leesburg
Leon County
Lighthouse Point
Lynn Haven
MacDill AFB
Maitland
Manatee County
Marco Island
Margate
Melbourne
Miami
Miami Beach
Miami Gardens
Miami Lakes
Miami Springs
Micanopy
Milton
Monticello
Mount Dora
Naples
Neptune Beach
New Port Richey
Newberry
North Miami
North Miami Beach
North Port
Oakland
Oakland Park
Ocala
Ocoee
Oldsmar
Opa-Locka
Orange City
Orange County
Orange Park
Orlando
Ormond Beach
Oviedo
Palatka
Palm Bay
Palm Beach Gardens
Palm Coast
Palm Springs
Palmetto
Palmetto Bay
Panama City
Panama City Beach
Panama City Naval Air Station
Parkland
Pembroke Pines
Pensacola
Pensacola Naval Air Station
Perry
Pinellas Park
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
Seminole
Sewalls Point
South Miami
South Pasadena
Southwest Ranches
St. Augustine
St. Augustine Beach
St. Cloud
St. Petersburg
Starke
Stuart
Sunrise
Tallahassee
Tamarac
Tampa
Tarpon Springs
Temple Terrace
Titusville
Town of Lantana
Town of McIntosh
Venice
Vero Beach
Village of Pinecrest
Virginia Gardens

Wellington
Whiting Field Naval Air Station
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 Lou Shepherd, Urban Forestry Coordinator for the Florida Forest Service, via E-mail Louis.Shepherd@freshfromflorida.com or by calling 850-681-5881.