Tree City USA and Tree Campus Program
Tree City USA is a national program from the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the US Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. The program has been greening cities and towns across the United States since 1976.
Tree City Communities
The state of Hawaiʻi has been proudly participating in the program since the first year with our first community, Maui joining in 1976. Today, Hawaiʻi boasts ten Tree City USA communities. We continue to grow and are happy to welcome new communities each year. The program provides the framework necessary for communities to manage and expand their public trees.
City and County of Honolulu, 1980
Joint Base Pearl Harbor/Hickam, 1998
Schofield Barracks, 2008
Aliamanu Military Reservation, 2011
Helemano Military Reservation, 2011
Fort Shafter, 2011
Wheeler Army Airfield, 2011
Mililani Town, 2018
Ohana Military Communities, Navy 2018
Ohana Military Communities, MCBH 2020
Tree Campus Communities
The Tree Campus Higher Education program is also from the Arbor Day Foundation and allows colleges and universities join the national program! This program helps them establish and sustain healthy community forests. Tree Campus are required to meet the same standards as Tree City USA communities with an additional Service Learning Project aimed at engaging the student body.
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 2008
Windward Community College, 2019
Kapiʻolani Community College, 2019
Is your community interested in becoming a Tree City?
Tree City USA communities are required to establish all of the following:
- a Tree Board or Department
- a Community Tree Ordinance
- a Community Forestry Program with a minimum of at least $2 per capita
- an Arbor Day Observance and Proclamation
Learn more about the Tree City USA program on Arbor Day Foundation’s website
Applications are due December 31st each year. Reach out to Kaulunani staff to start your application today!