Tree City, Tree Campus & Tree Utility USA

The Tree City USA®, Tree Campus USA®, Tree Line 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. 

There are more 115 Tree City USA communities, Tree Campus USA campuses and Tree Line USA utilities in Nebraska, representing 80 percent of our state's population. Auburn, Nebraska is the only Nebraska community to receive the Tree City USA designation when the program started in 1975 and the only city in Nebraska that has remained in the program continuously since the time of the program's establishment. Julian, Nebraska is the smallest Tree City USA in the country with a population of 71.

TREE CITY USA RECERTIFICATION 

To submit a recertification form or a new application, click here. Communities that are recertifying will need to complete their application online which requires a login and password. To request your login information, please contact Eric Berg, NFS Community Forestry Program Leader by email eberg2@unl.edu or call (402) 472-6511. Recertification and new applications are due December 31. 

The many benefits of being a Tree City include creating a framework for action, education, a positive public image and citizen pride. Read more about the benefits of becoming a Tree City USA.


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Tree City USA Communities in Nebraska

Displayed on map above. Size of green circle is proportional to the number of years that community has been recognized as a Tree City USA -- the larger the circle, the longer the recognition!

Allen
Alliance
Arapahoe
Ashland
Atkinson
Auburn
Bassett
Battle Creek
Bayard
Beatrice
Bellevue
Benkelman
Bennington
Blair
Boys Town
Brady
Broken Bow
Cambridge
Central City
Chadron
Chappell
Columbus
Cook
Cozad
Creighton
Crete
Crofton
Curtis
David City
Dodge
Doniphan
Fairbury
Falls City
Fremont
Friend
Gering
Gothenburg
Grand Island
Grant
Gretna
Hartington
Hastings
Hickman
Holdrege
Humboldt
Imperial
Julian
Kearney
Kimball
La Vista
Laurel
Lexington
Lincoln
McCook
Milford
Minden
Mitchell
Morrill
Nebraska City
Neligh
Nelson
Nemaha
Norfolk
North Platte
Odell
Offutt AFB
Ogallala
Omaha
O'Neill
Ord
Palisade
Papillion
Paxton
Pender
Pierce
Pilger
Plainview
Potter
Ralston
Red Cloud
Rushville
Schuyler
Scottsbluff
Scribner
Seward
Shelton
Sidney
South Sioux City
Stella
Stromsburg
Sutherland
Sutton
Tekamah
Trenton
Valley
Waco
Wahoo
Wakefield
Wallace
Wausa
Waverly
Wayne
Wisner
York
Yutan
CampusSinceWebsite
Creighton University 2007 www.creighton.edu
Nebraska Wesleyan University 2007 www.nebrwesleyan.edu
University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2007 www.unl.edu
Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture-Curtis 2008 ncta.unl.edu
University of Nebraska at Omaha 2009 www.unomaha.edu
Central Community College-Hastings 2009 www.cccneb.edu/hastingscampus
Metropolitan Community College of Omaha 2012 http://www.mccneb.edu/hort/arboretum.asp
UtilitySinceWebsite
Omaha Public Power District 1999 www.oppd.com
Nebraska City Utilities 2001 www.nebraskacityutilities.com
Nebraska Public Power District 2004 www.nppd.com
Lincoln Electric System 2004 www.les.com