Trees in Muscatine
TREE CITY USA
The Arbor Day Foundation and the Tree City USA program has been greening up cities and towns across America since 1976. It is a nationwide movement that provides the framework necessary for communities to manage and expand their public trees.
Recognized communities have achieved Tree City USA status by meeting four core standards of sound urban forestry management:
The Tree City USA Growth Award is awarded by the Arbor Day Foundation to recognize higher levels of tree care by participating Tree City USA communities. The Growth Award highlights innovative programs and projects as well as increased commitment of resources for urban forestry. It also provides an opportunity to share new ideas and successes across the country.
The City of Muscatine, through the efforts of the Parks and Recreation Department staff, has received the Tree City USA designation for the 30th straight year in 2022.
Here are just a few of the many advantages that a thriving urban forest offers a community: