THE RECOGNITION PROGRAMS REQUIRE YEARLY APPLICATIONS TO DOCUMENT ACTIVITIES RELATED TO URBAN FORESTRY AND ARBOR DAY.
All new and recertifying communities must apply on-line using the Tree City USA Online Portal. Paper applications will not be accepted. This site has good help options and support as you start your application. Any questions about the website or the application process itself must be directed to the Arbor Day Foundation staff. If you start an application and do not complete and submit it, it will not be reviewed and approved.
For more detailed information on making a new application, or recertifying, check out the Application Guidelines for TCUSA in NC.
Additional documentation is necessary to show that these activities did take place and to show how urban forestry expenditures are required. Forms to complete and upload with your application on the Tree City USA Online:
**Please save these documents before filling out**
- Standard # 3 Supplement: NC Financial Worksheet
- Standard #3 Supplement: Annual Work Plan
- Example of completed Financial Worksheet
- Example of completed Annual Work Plan
Deadline for applications December 5, 2016.
Tree City USA Growth Award:
The portal access used for Tree City USA applications is also used to apply for a growth award and is reviewed as part of your TCUSA application. Additional information about the Growth Award can also be found in the Application Guidelines for TCUSA in NC
Appropriate documentation for each activity is described on ADF’s Growth Award Eligibility and Application Procedures
Deadline for applications December 5, 2016
Tree Line USA
At this time, only paper applications can be submitted, which can be accessed on the Arbor Day Foundation website on the Application for Utilities page. The application must be sent directly to the NC Urban & Community Forestry Program.
To make sure you meet all the program requirements, use our Tree Line Application Checklist
Deadline for applications December 1.