April 30, 2024

City of Southlake Named Tree City USA Community for 27th Consecutive Year

Rooted in a commitment to urban forestry, our city proudly stands as a certified Tree City USA community.

Due to the City’s dedication to expanding our tree footprint for the enjoyment of Southlake citizens and for the enrichment of the environment, Southlake has been recertified as a Tree City USA Community for the 27th year in a row.

From lush parks to acres of open space, Southlake's landscape is the result of strategic planning that prioritizes the availability of trees.

To achieve Tree City USA status, a community must adhere to four core standards of sound urban forestry management. Southlake has demonstrated its dedication to these principles by:

  • Maintaining a tree board or department
  • Establishing a community tree ordinance to provide regulations for the proper care, maintenance, and preservation of trees within the city limits
  • Investing in urban forestry by allocating a minimum of $2 per capita towards urban forestry initiatives
  • Celebrating Arbor Day with a City Council Proclamation

Southlake's continued recognition as a Tree City USA community reflects an unwavering dedication to environmental sustainability and the preservation of our natural resources. Through collaborative efforts between local government, residents, and community organizations, Southlake is poised to uphold its green legacy for generations to come.

To learn more about Tree City USA, please visit the Arbor Day Foundation’s Website.

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