Tree City USA

Tree City LogoThe City of Kearney has made the commitment of being a Tree City USA for the past 35 years by meeting four core standards of sound urban forestry management:

  1. Having an active tree board.
  2. Having a community tree ordinance.
  3. Spending at least $2 per capita on forestry.
  4. Celebrating Arbor Day.  

By becoming a Tree City USA, Kearney is ensuring that its trees will benefit the community in many ways:

  • Reduce costs for energy and erosion control. 
  • Cut energy consumption.
  • Boost property values.
  • Build stronger ties to neighborhoods and community.
  • Honor community through Arbor Day celebrations, Tree City USA recognition.
  • Educate people about the value of trees, and the importance of sustainable tree management.
  • Increase community pride.