Tree City USA history
The City of Santa Ana has been a part of the Tree City USA program for over 20 years, since it was first recognized in 1999. The Tree City USA Award is an annual, renewable designation that means the city has:
- Established a Tree Board—The Environmental Transportation Advisory Committee, made up of council appointees who provide oversight on tree planting programs.
- Established a Tree Care Ordinance—In 1999, the City adopted its Tree Care Ordinance which provides guidelines for maintaining a healthy urban forest.
- Celebrated Arbor Day annually.
- Established a Community Forestry Program with an annual budget of at least $2 per capita.
About tree program
Tree program is crucial to the look, feel, and health of our community. The City spends $4.5 million per year on its tree programs. This includes purchasing, planting, and maintaining all City-owned trees. Employees in the tree section keep our urban forest of 60,000 trees healthy and attractive. Tree planting is typically scheduled in the fall months to provide trees with the optimal weather for successful growth. Help us by reporting online by filling out this form on our website or use the mySantaAna app to submit a report. You can also call us at (714) 647-3380 between 7 am and 4 pm Monday-Thursday and every other Friday 7 am to 3 pm Holiday and Friday Closure Schedule.