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Tree City USA

 

The Tree City USA certification program in Mississippi is managed by the Mississippi Urban Forest Council in partnership with the Mississippi Forestry Commission.  For assistance with renewal, new certifications and training opportunities contact Donna Yowell, Executive Director of the Mississippi Urban Forest Council at (601) 672-0755 or dyowell@aol.com. Each year Tree Board training and Urban Forest Masters training is provided by the Mississippi Urban Forest Council.  See workshops and calendar of events on our web site.

 

The certification renewal process must be completed annually and can be submitted electronically through the National Arbor Day Foundation. 
Nationally, the Tree City USA® program is 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.

For more information go to:

WHAT IS A TREE CITY USA? 
http://www.arborday.org/programs/treeCityUSA/about.cfm 

10 REASONS TO BECOME A TREE CITY USA
http://www.arborday.org/programs/treeCityUSA/benefits.cfm

4 STANDARDS REQUIRED TO BECOME A TREE CITY USA
http://www.arborday.org/programs/treeCityUSA/standards.cfm


CERTIFICATION RENEWAL
http://www.arborday.org/programs/treeCityUSA/index.cfm

NEW CITY CERTIFICATION APPLICATION
http://www.arborday.org/programs/treeCityUSA/index.cfm

Mississippi currently has 39 Tree City USA, 1 Tree Line Utility Company and 2 Tree Campuses.

Tree Line USA
4 County Electric Power Company - http://www.4county.org/treeline.php

 

Tree Campus USA
Delta State University - http://www.deltastate.edu/pages/4936.asp
Jackson State University

 

Mississippi Tree City USA  and Number of Years in Program
(Growth also means the city program received special recognition) 

 

Laurel – 29 Growth

Tupelo – 28

Winona- 23

Meridian – 22

Hattiesburg – 20

Keesler AFB – 21 

Cleveland – 18

Como –16

Oxford – 15

Newton – 14

Greenwood – 14

Horn Lake – 13

Olive Branch –11

Ellisville – 9

Tunica – 9       

Pass Christian – 4

Gulfport - 4

Southaven – 3

Mound Bayou – 2

Hernando – 2 

Brandon- 1

Biloxi – 23

Long Beach – 23
Lucedale – 23 Growth
Greenville – 20
Columbus AFB – 19 Growth
Ocean Springs – 18  
Columbus – 17          
Grenada – 16 *Growth Award and Sterling TreeCity
Leakesville – 14
Pearl – 12 Growth
Sandersville-9 Growth
Senatobia – 9 Growth
Wiggins- 10               
Ridgeland – 4
Bay St. Louis – 3
Brookhaven-2
New Albany – 2
Terry – 1
Okolona - 1

 

Visit community web sites to learn more about their local programs.
Olive Branch - http://www.obms.us/a-message-from-the-mayor.html
Gulfport - http://www.ci.gulfport.ms.us/Tree_City_USA.shtml
Ridgeland- http://www.ridgelandms.org/
Hattiesburg- http://www.hattiesburgms.com/city-accomplishments
Ocean Springs- http://blog.gulflive.com/mississippi-press-news/2011/06/ocean_springs_honored_by_missi.html
Grenada- http://www.cityofgrenada.net/government/elected-officials/mayor/
Greenville - http://www.greatdanetrailers.com/ourtowns.asp?town=greenville
Sandersville- Ahttp://www.townofsandersvillems.com/
Columbus Air Force Base- http://www.armedforces.com/category/north-america/united-states/mississippi/columbus-afb/page/10
Hernando- http://cityofhernando.org/about-hernando/