DCR – Tree City USA

In partnership with the National Arbor Day Foundation, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) administers the annual Tree City USA program in Massachusetts. DCR is responsible for reviewing Tree City USA applications from Massachusetts communities, to ensure that the information is current, accurate, and complete. DCR then recommends applicants for the award to the National Arbor Day Foundation.

The deadline for submitting applications is December 31st each year. The Arbor Day Foundation now makes the entire application process available on-line. DCR prefers that cities and towns use this on-line tool for the application process. However, if you need to fill out a paper application, please find DCR instructions for submitting the application and the required budget sheet at the DCR website.

All applications (standard Tree City USA, Recertification, and Growth) can be found at the Arbor Day Foundation web site.

Please contact Community Action Forester Mollie Freilicher 413-577-2966 or mollie.freilicher@state.ma.us if you need additional information.