Tree City USA

Tree City USA

Tree City USA© is a national recognition program that began in 1976 and is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and National Association of State Foresters. By meeting four fundamental standards, an incorporated municipality of any size can qualify. The City of Hemet is proud to be 1 of 159 communities in California to be recognized as a Tree City USA©. The City of Hemet reached this status over 30 years ago and we look forward to maintaining this status for years to come.   

More than 3,600 communities have made the commitment to becoming a Tree City USA©. They have achieved Tree City USA© status by meeting four core standards of sound urban forestry management: (1) maintaining a tree board or department; (2) having a community tree ordinance; (3) a community forestry program with an annual budget of at least $2 per capita; and (4) celebrating Arbor Day.

Being recognized as a Tree City USA© shows that the citizens of Hemet value trees for their beauty, grace and positive investment for maintaining a healthy future environment.  This recognition also honors the countless men, women and children in Hemet who have come together as a community to ensure a greener, healthier future for us all.

Visit the Arbor Day Foundation to learn more about the Tree City USA© program.

Tree City USA© - California Fact Sheet

Arbor day - Rotary
The Rotary Club of Hemet donates a tree for Arbor Day 

The Hemet Woman's Club donates a tree for Arbor Day

Pine Trees

Aleppo Pine Trees on Seven Hills Drive


Chinese Pistache Trees on St. John Place