For the 16th Year in a Row, City of Casa Grande Recognized as a Tree City USA Community
For its commitment to urban forest management, the City of Casa Grande has received national designation as a Tree City USA community from the Arbor Day Foundation for the 16th year in a row.
This recognition is given to cities that commit to going the extra mile to improve the urban environment and understand the benefits of trees beyond just shade.
To receive this designation, the City must meet four standards set by the Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, and an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
The Parks Department takes great pride in this designation. On average, the parks department plants 40-50 trees a year and has an arborist on the team who is trained and certified in arboriculture.