Arbor Day Foundation & Tree City USA

Arbor Day Foundation

We inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees.

This is the mission statement of the National Arbor Day Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit conservation and education organization.Founded in 1972, the centennial of the first Arbor Day observance in the 19th century, the Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with over one million members, supporters, and valued partners. The impact made in the world is accomplished through their conservation and education programs.

Tree City USA

The City of Branson has been designated a Tree City by the National Arbor Day Foundation for the past 20 years. To achieve the Tree City status, a community must meet four standards:

  1. A Tree Board or Department
  2. A Tree Care Ordinance
  3. A Community Forestry Program with an annual budget of at least $2 per capita
  4. An Arbor Day observance and proclamation

Tree City Growth Award

The City of Branson has been the recipient of 15 Tree City USA Growth Awards for environmental improvements and providing higher levels of tree care than what is required by the Tree City USA community standards.

Arbor Day Celebration

The City of Branson Tree Board celebrates Arbor Day in April.