What is Tree Cities of the World?

Urban forests help define a sense of place and well-being where people live, work, play, and learn. The Tree Cities of the World programme is an international effort to recognize cities and towns committed to ensuring that their urban forests and trees are properly maintained, sustainably managed, and duly celebrated.

At the 2018 World Forum on Urban Forests in Mantova, Italy, world leaders issued the Mantova Green Cities Challenge and a call-for-action that included joining the Tree Cities of the World programme, which will connect cities around the world in a new network dedicated to sharing and adopting the most successful approaches to managing community trees and forests.

To be recognized as a Tree City, a community must meet five core standards that illustrate a commitment to caring for its trees and forest. Start your application today and begin your journey to becoming a Tree City. Or simply provide your email address to stay connected to the Tree Cities of the World network.