What is a Tree City USA?
Tree City USA is a national Arbor Day Foundation program that guides communities toward creating a healthy urban forest.
The annual designation requires:
- Tree Board or Committee
- Tree Care Ordinance
- Arbor Day and Mayoral Proclamation
- Community Forestry Program
- Annual Budget of at least $2 per Capita
The Town of Camp Verde has been a Tree City since 2014.
Benefits of Trees
Riparian Wild Life
Celebration Tree Program
Celebrate your important memories, including births, anniversaries, graduations, the legacy of loved ones, and other special occasions, by participating in our Celebration for a Tree Program, and planting a tree. The cost of participating includes a tree planted on Town maintained property, a custom engraved 4×4″ plaque, and a $50 donation to the Camp Verde Tree Advisory Committee for community beautification and tree programs.
Every year, the Camp Verde Tree Advisory Committee (TAC) and the Town of Camp Verde staff identify tree planting needs, including: target locations, types of trees, and quantity of trees to beautify the town’s landscape. Celebration tree planting occurs only twice a year, in April and September. Celebration Trees, upon purchase, become the exclusive property and responsibility of the Town of Camp Verde. Every effort will be made to establish a healthy tree that can be enjoyed for years to come.
Camp Verde Tree Advisory Committee (TAC)
The TAC is a Town Manager-appointed committee of tree-loving volunteers.
Mission: Advise and educate the Town of Camp Verde on sustainable urban forestry management in order to protect, enhance and expand the community’s tree resources.
- Beautify Camp Verde by planting trees and managing invasive species.
- Host an annual Arbor Day and stay a Tree City USA.
- Advise the Town on best practices for tree planting and urban forest management.
- Provide community volunteer and educational opportunities
Contact us to join the team or volunteer at a tree planting event!
TAC officially formed in Fall 2014, as per Ordinance 2014-A402 by the Town Council.
What should we plant?
The Suggested Plant Palette is a colorful photo directory of perennial flowers, grasses, shrubs and trees that will thrive in our desert community.
Produced in 2016 by the Camp Verde Tree Advisory Committee (TAC) in collaboration with Town staff and various community groups, this document serves as the Camp Verde Municipal Tree Plan.