The Arbor Day Foundation has named Santa Ana a 2021 Tree City USA in recognition of the City’s commitment to effectively incorporating urban forest management in the community.
This is the 23rd consecutive year that Santa Ana has received the honor. In addition, the City received the Growth Award for planting, watering, and maintaining trees at a 2:1 ratio to expand the urban forest.
Santa Ana met the Tree City USA program’s four requirements by:
- Establishing the Environmental and Transportation Advisory Committee, made up of City Council appointees who provide oversight on tree-planting programs.
- Creating a Tree Care Ordinance in 1999 that provides guidelines for maintaining a healthy urban forest.
- Establishing a Community Forestry program with an annual budget of at least $2 per capita.
- Celebrating Arbor Day observance annually.
The City of Santa Ana tree program purchases, plants and maintains all City-owned trees to keep our urban forest of over 50,000 street trees healthy and attractive. Tree planting usually is scheduled in the fall to provide trees with the optimal weather for successful growth.
If you have any questions or need assistance with City trees, please contact the Public Works Maintenance Services Division at (714) 647-3380.
For more information about the City of Santa Ana tree program, visit our website.