Best Practice Action Detail

Best Practice Action 16.1

GreenStep City Best Practices Environmental Management
Urban Forests and Soils No. 16

Add city tree and plant cover that conserves topsoils and increases community health, wealth, quality of life.

Best Practice Action 1

Certify as a Tree City USA.

  • Tree City USA, a program of the national Arbor Day Foundation, requires a city to: (1) establish a tree board or department; (2) pass an ordinance on tree care; (3) establish an annual tree budget of at least $2 per resident; (4) plan an annual Arbor Day celebration. 140 cities in MN are certified as a Tree City.
  • See Minnesota DNR's Get Your Daily Dose of Trees campaign materials for help in an Arbor Month event.
1 star Certified for current year.
2 star Certified for 30 or more years, or recent recipient of a Growth award.
3 star Certified for at least 10 years with an annual tree budget (for maintenance, planting, replacements, removals) of at least $8 per resident (4X the Tree City requirement) or have calculated and publicized the financial and other benefits of trees to your city.

Who's doing it

Albert Lea - 3 star
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Albert Lea has been a certified Tree City USA community for 22 years. The 2016 tree budget averages $8.45 per resident.
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For more information contact:
Jerry Gabrielatos (City staff) | jgabrielatos@ci.albertlea.mn.us | 507-377-4316
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Fergus Falls - 3 star
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The City of Fergus Falls was the first city in Minnesota to be recognized as a Tree City, USA. We were awarded this designation in 1978 and have been annually recognized for this honor the past 37 years.
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For more information contact:
Len Taylor (City staff) | len.taylor@ci.fergus-falls.mn.us | 218-332-5418
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Golden Valley - 3 star
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Golden Valley has been a Tree City USA since 1987.
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In 2015 the total community forestry expenditures came out to $273,266.80 (Golden Valley population, 20,371, approximately $13.41 per resident).
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For more information contact:
Al Lundstrom (City staff) | alundstrom@goldenvalleymn.gov | (763)-593-8046
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Hopkins - 3 star
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In 2009, Hopkins was named a Tree City USA for the 30th time. Hopkins meets the four standards to become a Tree City USA by having a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program, and an Arbor Day observance.
Hopkins have been certified as a Tree City USA for at least 10 years.We did not apply for Tree City status in 2011 so are not currently listed as such. Our 2012 forestry budget is $210,000 which is much greater than $4/resident.



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For more information contact:
Steve Stadler (City staff) | sstadler@hopkinsmn.com | 952-548-6350
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Hutchinson - 3 star
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The City of Hutchinson has been certified as a Tree City USA for 36 consecutive years, beginning in 1979. That makes Hutchinson the 2nd longest consecutive award winner in Minnesota!

Hutchinson has an excellent forestry program that serves both boulevard and privately owned trees. It promotes tree planting activities, tree sales, education events, and partners with the local utility to promote energy conservation through proper tree species selection and placement guidance. In 2015, the forestry program budget was $159,490, averaging approximately $11.5/resident.
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For more information contact:
Donovan Schuette (City staff) | dschuette@ci.hutchinson.mn.us | 320-583-8982
Partners: Hutchinson Utilities Commission
Richfield - 3 star
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Richfield has been certified as a Tree City USA for 32 years (as of 2018).

The City has an annual tree budget of $18 per resident and publicizes financial and other benefits through the Tree City USA website.
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For more information contact:
Chris Link (City staff) | clink@richfieldmn.gov | 6128619174
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Roseville - 3 star
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The city has been certified as a Tree City USA since 1995. The city is on schedule to meet the requirement of 30 years of certification in 2025.
The city has had a tree budget of at least $4 per resident for at least 10 years.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049
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Saint Paul - 3 star
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Saint Paul has been a certified as a Tree City USA for 33 years. The Forestry Unit of Parks and Recreation is responsible for over 500,000 public property trees throughout the city, 130,000 on street rights-of-way alone. As part of this responsibility, Forestry deals with all boulevard and park tree inventory, planting, maintenance and removal, trimming, storm clean up, wood recycling, disease monitoring, education and outreach.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
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Arlington - 2 star
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The City of Arlington has an excellent forestry program that serves both boulevard and privately owned trees. It promotes tree planting activities, education events, and partners with our forester to promote energy conservation through proper tree species selection and placement guidance.
Outcome measures/metrics:
For eight consecutive years, the City of Arlington has been recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as “Tree City USA”. The City was also awarded the "Growth" award in 2015 and 2016 for “new or significantly improved activities” relating to its Tree City/Arbor activities.
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For more information contact:
Annie Shotliff (City staff) | ashotliff@arlingtonmn.com | 507-964-2378
Partners: Sibley East High School, City Forester Stephen Nicholson
Austin - 2 star
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Austin has been a Tree City USA for 32 years!! We just applied for the 33rd year.
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For more information contact:
Janet Anderson (Community volunteer) | janetanderson2840@gmail.com | 5072190680
Partners: Austin Park & Rec department
Bloomington - 2 star
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Bloomington been designated a Tree City since 1986, 2017 will be our 31st year and we have received the growth award twice. Arborday is celebrated each spring with tree sale for residents.
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For more information contact:
Steve Gurney (City staff) | sgurney@BloomingtonMN.gov | 952-563-4606
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Brainerd - 2 star
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Brainerd has been certified as a Tree City USA for 33 years.
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For more information contact:
Mark Ostgarden (City staff) | mostgarden@ci.brainerd.mn.us | 218-828-2309
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Coon Rapids - 2 star
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The City of Coon Rapids has successfully qualified for the National Tree City USA award for the past 34 consecutive years. Coon Rapids has met the following four criteria to become a Tree City USA community: a legally constituted tree body, a community tree ordinance, an active comprehensive community forestry program supported by a minimum of $2.00 per capita, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation. The City of Coon Rapids has met and often exceeded the criteria to qualify for the Tree City USA program since 1975.
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For more information contact:
Tommy Schibilla (City staff) | tschibilla@coonrapidsmn.gov | 763-767-6455
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Granite Falls - 2 star
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As of 2016, Granite Falls has been a Tree City USA for 30 years.
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For more information contact:
Crystal Johnson (City staff) | crystal.johnson@granitefalls.com | 320-56-3011
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Kasson - 2 star
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Completed: We are into our 32nd year as a Tree City USA.
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For more information contact:
Nancy Zaworski (City staff) | financedept@cityofkasson.com | 507-634-6321
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Moorhead - 2 star
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2018 will be the City's 30th year as a Tree City USA. The City's Forestry program is funded through an enterprise fund and every household pays $4.18/month. The 2018 dedicated budget for Forestry is $880,000.
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For more information contact:
Dan Mahli (City staff) | dan.mahli@cityofmoorhead.com | 218-299-5314
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Mounds View - 2 star
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City of Mounds View has been a certified 30 year Tree City, the current 2017 Forestry budget is $43,300. In addition, there is a citizen's commission, Parks, Recreation and Forestry Commission that addresses urban forestry within the City of Mounds View.
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For more information contact:
Nick Henly (City staff) | Nick.Henly@moundsviewmn.org | 763-717-4020
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New Brighton - 2 star
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New Brighton has been a Tree City for over 34 years. A proclamation was just published and read aloud in the City Council chambers - STATING THAT THE CITY OF NEW BRIGHTON HEREBY DECLARES ARBOR DAY AS APRIL 29, 2016 AND ARBOR MONTH AS MAY, 2016 IN THE CITY OF NEW BRIGHTON.

WHEREAS the City of New Brighton has been recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA for 34 consecutive years, and

WHEREAS the health of the people is tied to the health of their forests; and

WHEREAS trees and forests improve our physical health by cleaning the air, reducing exposure to the sun’s UV rays, and decreasing temperatures during the summertime; and

WHEREAS In 50 years, one tree provides $62,000 worth of air pollution control; and

WHEREAS Childhood asthma rates are lower in urban communities that have a higher density of trees; and

WHEREAS Trees and forests improve our mental health by reducing stress and increasing concentration; and

WHEREAS Forests create high-quality drinking water by acting as a natural filter; and

WHEREAS Getting a daily dose of trees is healthy for all Minnesotans; and

WHEREAS Each year, on the last Friday in April, and throughout the month of May, Minnesotans pay special tribute to rural and community trees and all the natural resources, and dedicate themselves to the continued vitality of our state’s forests.
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For more information contact:
Craig Schlichting (City staff) | craig.schlichting@newbrightonmn.gov | 651-638-2056
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Saint Cloud - 2 star
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St. Cloud boasts a forestry program responsible for all tree-related issues including maintenance, management of a nursery, planting, and the processing of tree waste. As such, the National Arbor Day Foundation has recongnized St. Cloud as "Tree City USA" for 31 consecutive years and reveived Tree City USA Growth Awards for three separate years since 2004.
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For more information contact:
Liz Kramer (City staff) | elizabeth.kramer@ci.stcloud.mn.us | 320-255-7226
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Saint Louis Park - 2 star
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City of St. Louis Park has been a Tree City USA for over 30 years...we will continue to be one for the foreseeable future.
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Adhered to all Tree City requirements and have planted 300+ trees annually for last 5 years.
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For more information contact:
Shannon Pinc (City staff) | spinc@stlouispark.org | 952-924-2191
Partners: Minnesota Socitey or Arboriculture; MN DNR: MDA; Tree Contractors
Sunfish Lake - 2 star
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Sunfish Lake certifies each year as a Tree City USA and 2016 was the 27th year that the City was certified. The City Forester uses the reapplication process each December to document tree care and forestry activities of the past year and develop Forestry Department plans for the next year.
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The recording and planning process each year leads to a more consistent forestry program with a longer term outlook.
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For more information contact:
Partners: National Arbor Day Foundation
Apple Valley - 1 star
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Apple Valley has been a member of Tree City USA since 1984.
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For more information contact:
Charless Grawe (City staff) | CGrawe@ci.apple-valley.mn.us | 952-953-2508
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Belle Plaine - 1 star
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The City of Belle Plaine has been designated Tree City USA for over 18 years.
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For more information contact:
Laura Blue (City staff) | lblue@ci.belleplaine.mn.us | 952-873-5553
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Bemidji - 1 star
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Bemidji has been certified as a Tree City for 22 years.
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For more information contact:
Marcia Larson (City staff) | marcia.larson@ci.bemidji.mn.us | 218-333-1860
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Brooklyn Center - 1 star
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Brooklyn Center has been certified as a Tree City USA for 22 years.
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For more information contact:
Andrew Hogg (City staff) | ahogg@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us | 763-569-3327
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Burnsville - 1 star
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The City of Burnsville is a certified participant of Tree City USA (12 years).
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For more information contact:
Sue Bast (City staff) | basts@ci.burnsville.mn.us | 952-895-4524
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Chanhassen - 1 star
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The city of Chanhassen has been a Tree City USA since 1994.
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By participating in the Tree City USA program, the city annually audits its forestry accomplishments and expenditures. As the city has grown, so too has the impact of the city's commitment to the urban forest.
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For more information contact:
Jill Sinclair (City staff) | jsinclair@ci.chanhassen.mn.us | 952-227-1133
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Columbia Heights - 1 star
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Columbia Heights has met the requirements for a designated "Tree City" USA for the last 22 years. In addition, the Mayor and Council declare May as Arbor Month for the City and encourages additional tree plantings.
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For more information contact:
Jesse Davies (City staff) | Jesse.Davies@ci.columbia-heights.mn.us | 763-706-3706
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Cottage Grove - 1 star
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Cottage Grove has meet the requirements and been a Tree City USA member for 18 years.
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Crystal - 1 star
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Crystal has been a Tree City since 1992.
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For more information contact:
Anne Norris (City staff) | Anne.Norris@crystalmn.gov | 763-531-1140
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Duluth - 1 star
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Duluth is a Tree City USA city and has been for 23 years.
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For more information contact:
Erik Birkeland (City staff) | ebirkeland@DuluthMN.gov | 218-730-4435
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Eagan - 1 star
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The City of Eagan is certified as a Tree City USA.
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Eagan has been a Tree City USA member for over 20 years.
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For more information contact:
Greg Hove (City staff) | ghove@cityofeagan.com | 651/675-5319
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Eden Prairie - 1 star
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Tree City USA (29 years)
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For more information contact:
Tania Mahtani (City staff) | tmahtani@edenprairie.org | 952-949-8413
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Edina - 1 star
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The City of Edina has been a Tree City USA in past years and is in the process of reapplying for the designation. The City Forester expects to be qualified again in Spring 2012.
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For more information contact:
Luther Overholt (City staff) | Loverholt@CI.Edina.MN.US | 952-826-0308
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Farmington - 1 star
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The City has been a member of Tree City USA since 1990 and continues that tradition.
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The City meets the qualfications for a Tree City USA distinction.
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For more information contact:
Adam Kienberger (City staff) | akienberger@ci.farmington.mn.us | 651-280-6820
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Fridley - 1 star
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The City of Fridley was certified as a Tree City in 2017.
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For more information contact:
Rachel Workin (City staff) | rachel.workin@fridleymn.gov | 763-572-3594
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Grand Rapids - 1 star
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The city of Grand Rapids was reconized as a tree city usa in 1989 and has been continualy reconized each year since.
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For more information contact:
Julie Kennedy (City staff) | jakennedy@grpuc.org | 218-326-7024
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Hastings - 1 star
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Hastings has been a Tree City for 19 years.
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For more information contact:
Melanie Mesko-Lee (City staff) | mmesko_lee@hastingsmn.gov | 651-480-2326
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Lake Elmo - 1 star
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Lake Elmo is celebrating its 10th year as a Tree City USA.
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For more information contact:
Jake Foster (City staff) | jfoster@lakeelmo.org | 651-747-3908
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Lakeville - 1 star
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The City of Lakeville is currently certified as a Tree City USA and has been a Tree City for 25 years.
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For more information contact:
Neil Normandin (City staff) | nnormandin@lakevillemn.gov | 952-985-2705
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Mahtomedi - 1 star
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Mahtomedi became a member of Tree City USA in 2009.
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For more information contact:
Marnie McInnis (Community volunteer) | marniemcinnis@comcast.net | 6517739730
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Mankato - 1 star
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Mankato has been recognized as a Tree City USA. The urban forest planning plays a major role in developing the character of a city and extends the value aesthetically, environmentally and economically.
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For more information contact:
Molly Westman (City staff) | mwestman@mankatomn.gov | 507-387-8571
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Maple Grove - 1 star
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The city of Maple Grove has been certified as a Tree City USA since 1986.
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For more information contact:
Peter Vickerman (City staff) | PVickerman@maplegrovemn.gov | 763-494-6046
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Maplewood - 1 star
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Since joining in 2008, the Arbor Day Foundation has declared that the City of Maplewood is a "Tree City USA"
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For more information contact:
Shann Finwall (City staff) | shann.finwall@maplewoodmn.gov | 651-249-2304
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Marshall - 1 star
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The City of Marshall has been recognized as a 2014 Tree City USA. This is a national recognition program of the Arbor Day Foundation that awards communities that meet the four core standards of urban forestry management. These standards are: maintaining a tree board or department, having a tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and the celebration of Arbor Day.

Tree Board or Department:
Glenn Olson, the Director of Public Works and Zoning Administrator, serves as this position for the City of Marshall.
Tree Ordinance: A tree ordinance was established in Marshall on November 11, 1997. It can be found in Chapter 82 –Vegetation, Sections 82-1 and 82:21-33.
Tree Expenses: The population of Marshall is 13,700 and in 2014, the total forestry expenditure was $104,980. The expenses per capita were $7.66.
Arbor Day Celebration: Mayor Robert Byrnes proclaimed May 1, 2014 as Arbor Day. As an Arbor Day celebration, Marshall High School students planted trees near the athletic fields on school grounds.
Outcome measures/metrics:
The Tree City USA award was presented to the City of Marshall at a City Council meeting on May 12, 2015.

High school students planted dozens of new trees near the school on May 5, 2015 which was part of the Arbor Day celebration.
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For more information contact:
Glenn Olson (City staff) | Glenn.Olson@ci.marshall.mn.com | 507-537-6773
Partners: City of Marshall; Marshall GreenStep Committee; Marshall Municipal Utilities
Minnetonka - 1 star
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The City of Minnetonka was first designated as a Tree City USA in 1994. Available on the city website and annually in the Minnetonka Memo is information on city involvement and benefits of forestry on our community.
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For more information contact:
Drew Ingvalson (City staff) | dingvalson@eminnetonka.com | 952-939-8293
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Morris - 1 star
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The City of Morris has been a certified Tree City USA since 2003. Every year we get recognition for being a Tree City for 13 years now.
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For more information contact:
Blaine Hill (City staff) | bhill@ci.morris.mn.us | 320-589-3141
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New Hope - 1 star
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The city was approved as a member of the Tree City USA Program for 2018 on 3/27/18. The city was also a member of the program in 2011 and 2012.
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For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff) | jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us | 763-531-5119
Partners: Arbor Day Foundation
North Saint Paul - 1 star
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The City of North St. Paul has applied for certification as a Tree City USA and will be receiving our confirmation by May 1, 2013.
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For more information contact:
Keith Stachowski (City staff) | Keith.Stachowski@northstpaul.org | 651-747-2423
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Northfield - 1 star
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The City of Northfield is certified for 2014 and has been a member for 15 years.
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For more information contact:
Beth Kallestad (City staff) | beth.kallestad@ci.northfield.mn.us | 507-645-3074
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Oakdale - 1 star
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2011 marks Oakdale's sixteenth year of being designated a Tree City USA. The National Arbor Day Foundation bestows this honor to forward thinking, environmentally conscious cities that have established programs for planting and maintaining trees. Each year the city submits a report detailing our expenditures related to planting and maintaining trees.
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For more information contact:
Jen Hassebroek (City staff) | jen.hassebroek@ci.oakdale.mn.us | 651-730-2723
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Red Wing - 1 star
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The city has been certified as a Tree City USA since at least 1995. See attached document.
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For more information contact:
Paul Drotos (City staff) | paul.drotos@ci.red-wing.mn.us | 651-410-6744
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Rochester - 1 star
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Rochester has been a Tree City USA for over 28 years.
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For more information contact:
Jeff Ellerbusch (City staff) | ellerbusch.jeff@CO.OLMSTED.MN.US | 507-328-7132
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Rosemount - 1 star
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Rosemount has been a part of the Tree City USA program since 1992.
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For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090
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Royalton - 1 star
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The city of Royalton is in its 11th year as a Tree City USA city. Our Tree Board does an excellent job of planting and maintaining the trees in our city.
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For more information contact:
Andrea Lauer (Elected official) | mayor@royaltonmn.com | 320-630-2229
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Two Harbors - 1 star
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The city was certified as a Tree City USA in 2013, but did not renew the certification in 2014. They now plan to renew the certification annually starting in 2015.
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For more information contact:
Josh Bergstad (City staff) | jbergstad@ardc.org | 218-834-8803
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West Saint Paul - 1 star
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City of West St. Paul is currently certified as a "Tree City USA."
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For more information contact:
Cassandra Schueller (City staff) | cschueller@wspmn.gov | 16515524118
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Willmar - 1 star
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Tree City USA, sponsored by The National 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 93 million Americans call home.
Willmar has been a Tree City USA for more than 13 years.
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For more information contact:
Sara Jacobson (City staff) | sjacobson@willmarmn.gov | 320-235-4760
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Winona - 1 star
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The City of Winona has been a Tree City USA member for 22 years.
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John Howard (City staff) | jhoward@ci.winona.mn.us | 507-457-8273
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Woodbury - 1 star
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Woodbury has been certified annually as a Tree City USA Community since 2008.
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Jennifer McLoughlin (City staff) | jmcloughlin@ci.woodbury.mn.us | 651-714-3522
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Detroit Lakes - Pending
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The City of Detroit Lakes became a Tree City USA participant in 1988. The planting of trees is an annually budgeted item.
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Kelcey Klemm (City Staff) | kklemm@cityofdetroitlakes.com | 2188475658
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Shakopee - Pending
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The City of Shakopee became a Tree City USA participant in 2008.
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Kyle Sobota (City Staff) | ksobota@shakopeemn.gov | 952-233-9349
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