Beaverton Named Tree City of the World for Second Year

The city has been recognized as a Tree City USA for the past 27 years and has received Tree City USA growth awards for the past 17 years, which consists of meeting extra milestones on top of the basic Tree City USA standards. The city has also been recognized by groups such as Oregon Community Trees, Oregon Department of Forestry and Friends of Trees for outstanding accomplishments and leadership in promoting and protecting community forests.

Beaverton was also recognized as a Tree City of the World for the second year. Beaverton is one of 120 cities recognized internationally across 23 countries and one of 38 cities in the United States.

In order to be recognized as a Tree City of the World, a city must have a written statement by city leaders delegating responsibility for the care of trees within the municipal boundary, a policy that governs the management of forests and trees, an updated tree inventory, a dedicated annual budget for the routine implementation of the tree management plan, and an annual celebration of trees to raise an awareness among residents.

Currently, more than 36,000 street trees are maintained by the city.

City Plants Trees

In October, the city’s Urban Forestry crew hosted a tree planting event with Friends of Trees and volunteers in a south Beaverton neighborhood to infill locations void of street trees and planted 40 trees!

Interested in taking a closer look at some of Beaverton’s trees?

Take a self-guided walking tour to learn about native trees and get inspired to integrate more native plants into your own landscape.

Find a list of local arboretums and other tree care tips at