Tree City’ more than just a title
The foundation created several other awards, including Tree Campus USA and special Tree City recognition for communities that go above and beyond what’s expected by the normal set of Tree City standards.
Who gets it: In Wisconsin there are 181 Tree Cities, including Janesville, Delavan, Elkhorn, Evansville and Whitewater. Sheboygan has been named Tree City 33 years, more than any other community in the state.
UW-Oshkosh and UW-Stevens Point are Tree Campuses.
Why does it matter: Communities earning the Tree City designation are eligible for various benefits and get stronger consideration for grant money available to tree and forestry programs, according to the Tree City USA website.