Tree City USA

What is a Tree Citytrees2

The Tree City USA program, sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and National Association of State Foresters, provides direction, technical assistance, public attention and national recognition for urban community forestry programs in thousands of towns and cities that more than 120 million Americans call home.

The many benefits of being a Tree City include creating a framework for action, education, a positive public image, and citizen pride. Read more about the benefits of becoming a Tree City.  Source— 

Growth Award

The growth award is given to recognize environment improvements and to encourage higher levels of tree care throughout America. To read more and to see a list of cities that have been awarded the Growth Award visit the Arbor Day website.

Arbor Day

Many holidays are celebrations of the past; Arbor Day celebrates our future. Celebrate Arbor Day with Pigeon Forge Parks and Recreation by joining us in our tree planting ceremony along with the 5k race down our beautifully paved Greenway. All guest are welcome and we encourage you to bring your friends and family to this event to cheer you on. While you are running they can learn from local arborist about the history of Arbor Day and important care and planting tips about trees. 5k finishers will be welcomed at the finish line with refreshments, snacks, and a well-deserved inaugural Arbor Day t-shirt.

2023 Arbor Day 5K Flyer

Facts and Figures

Tree City: Pigeon Forge is 1 out of 37 cities in the state (10 years in a row).
Growth Award: Pigeon Forge is 1 out of 523 cities in America … 1 out of 11 cities in Tennessee.
Over $2 per resident goes toward the Tree Planting Program in Pigeon Forge.