Tree City USA

What is Tree City USA?


Murphy became a part of Tree City USA in fall of 2010. Tree City USA is a program designed to provide the tools necessary for forestry management to cities and communities across America. Becoming a Tree City USA is a commitment to caring for and maintaining Murphy's trees. Today there are more than 3,400 Tree City USA communities which serve as home to more than 135 million Americans.

Murphy Becomes a Tree City USA


In order to become eligible for Tree City USA distinction, a city must adopt 4 core standards of urban forestry management.
  • Distinction of a Tree Board or Department. At Murphy, Kim Lenoir, Director of Parks and Public Works fills this requirement.
  • An established Tree Ordinance. Murphy City Council passed the Murphy Tree Care Ordinance on
    March 1, 2011.
  • A community forestry program with an annual budget of at least $2 per capita.
  • An Arbor Day Observance Proclamation. Murphy City Council has announced an Arbor Day Proclamation each year since becoming a part of Tree City USA.

Murphy Arbor Day

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Interested in helping Strengthen Murphy's Tree City USA program? Check out the Arbor Day Foundation webpage.