City Receives Tree City USA Designation for 11th Year

The City of Casa Grande is proud to receive the designation as a Tree City USA community for the eleventh year. This distinction, which is awarded by the Arbor Day Foundation, recognizes communities who demonstrate a commitment towards effective urban forest management. Casa Grande joins 3,400 other Tree City USA communities across the nation in qualifying for this recognition.

In order to receive the Tree City USA designation, a community must meet the program’s four core standards established by the Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters. These standards include maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree care ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry, and hosting an annual Arbor Day celebration.

The City of Casa Grande Parks Superintendent, Rod Wood and Community Services Director, Steve Hardesty were presented with a certificate of recognition for the designation on May 4 at Peart Park by Cori Dolan with the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management.

Trees provide a framework for healthy, sustainable communities and offer a variety of benefits including reduced energy consumption, boosted property values, and improved visual appeal of neighborhoods.

For questions or more information on the city’s Tree City USA designation, please contact the Parks Division at (520) 421-8600.