Community Forestry Program
Illinois Tree City
Currently serving 7.2
million Illinois citizens or 65% of the state’s population through the TREE
CITY USA PROGRAM
Welcome to the
is #2 in the NATION for the
participants for over 12
GROWTH AWARD PARTICIPATION is currently #1 in the NATION!
Growth Award –
#1 IN THE NATION!
recognizes communities for going beyond the basic
standards for a local forestry program. Municipalities are required to complete
special community tree initiatives to be eligible.
holds the record for the most
Growth Award points in the nation (received for 2008 accomplishments)
Standards for the
Growth Award require a community to have:
1) been a
community the previous year
2) spent the same or more on
their tree budget as the previous year
3) earned up to 10 points in the categories designated
in the application
*Education and Public Relations
*Planning and Management
*Tree Planting and Maintenance
Municipalities are encouraged to do projects that will demonstrate
improvement and growth of the local tree care program.
Please visit the Arbor Day
Foundation Growth Award website for a description and criteria
Click here for
Sterling Tree City
Award Sterling Award. A community wins this award after
participating in the Growth Award program for 10 years.
Leads the nation with 26 municipalities that have received