Tree City USA
2013 was Billings 30th year as a Tree City USA
To be recognized as a Tree City USA a community must meet 4
1. Have a Tree Board or Department to manage City trees
2. Have a Ordinance addressing trees in the community
3. Have a program with a Budget of at least $2/capita
4. Celebrate Arbor Day each year
For more information on the Tree City USA Program
visit the Arbor Day Foundation
2013 Montana Tree City of the Year
Billings was recognized as the 2013 Montana Tree City of the Year in the large community category by the Montana Urban and Community Forestry Association and the Department of Natural Resource and Conservation (DNRC). With the award comes a $10,000.00 grant. This award will be utilized to establish a boulevard cost share tree program, establish an experimental nursery at Wilson park, provide a fruit tree component to community gardens, and help in the promotion of Arbor Day in Billings.
Gold Leaf Award
2012 Rocky Mountain Chapter International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Gold Leaf Award for Excellence in Landscape Beatification. The City of Billings received this award in partnership with Billings Arboriculture Association for helping beautify Zoo Montana for Arbor Day 2012.