Tree City USA—Sterling Communities

A community earning 10 Growth Awards is recognized as a Sterling Tree City USA. Sterling communities are regarded as leaders in community forestry and are often looked upon as innovators.

Sterling Communities by State

Alabama

City Awarded
Dothan 2002
Foley 2002
Opelika 2002

Georgia

City Awarded
Covington 2002

Illinois

City Awarded
Bolingbrook 2002
Brookfield 2002
Elgin 2002
Elmhurst 2002
Lombard 2002
Moline 2002

Indiana

City Awarded
Anderson 2002

Iowa

City Awarded
Fredericksburg 2002
Mapleton 2002
Mount Vernon 2002
Muscatine 2002

Kansas

City Awarded
Olathe 2002

Maryland

City Awarded
NAS Patuxent River 2002

Montana

City Awarded
Missoula 2002

Nebraska

City Awarded
Beatrice 2002
Papillon 2002

New Jersey

City Awarded
South Brunswick 2002

North Carolina

City Awarded
Wake Forest 2002
Weaverville 2002

Ohio

City Awarded
Bowling Green 2002

Pennsylvania

City Awarded
Emporium 2002

Texas

City Awarded
Grapevine 2002

Washington

City Awarded
Bellevue 2002
Seattle 2002

Wisconsin

City Awarded
Appleton 2002
Marinette 2002

View By Year

See the list of Sterling Community designations for each year the award was given.

Year Communities
2011 22
2010 14
2009 28
2008 23
2007 21
2006 25
2005 26
2004 28
2003 17
2002 30
2001 22
2000 27

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