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What is Tree City USA?

The Tree City USA® program, sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters, provides direction, technical assistance, public attention and national recognition for urban and community forestry programs in thousands of towns and cities that more than 135 million Americans call home.

The many benefits of being a Tree City include creating a framework for action, education, a positive public image and citizen pride.


The City of Seminole is proud to have achieved Tree City USA status for the past 16 years.

Communities that receive Tree City USA recognition not only have taken the time to meet the standards, they also recognize that:

  • Trees promote healthier communities. Leaves filter the air we breathe by removing dust and other particles.
  • Trees moderate climate, conserve water, and provide habitat for wildlife.
  • Trees in urban areas reduce the heat island effect caused by pavement and buildings.
  • Properly placed trees can increase property values and buildings in wooded areas rent more quickly and tenants stay longer.


Please visit the Arbor Day Foundation website below for more information.