City of Grosse Pointe Named A Sterling Tree City USA

Pictured above from left to right is Urban Forestry Commissioners Larry Saylor and Alaine Bush, accompanied by City Forester Brian Colter

In recognition of ten years of participation in the Tree City USA Growth Award Program, the City of Grosse Pointe has been named a Sterling Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.

Growth Awards are given annually to communities who go above and beyond the four Criteria to qualify for Tree City USA (GP 35 years now).

The following criteria is needed to achieve the Growth Award by the National Arbor Day Foundation:

  • Community must have been certified as a Tree City USA last year and submitted a recertification application this year.
  • Community must earn 10 points according to Growth Award Eligible Activities – which were new or significantly improved this year.
  • Attach documentation for each eligible activity listed below. Appropriate documentation includes narrative descriptions, copies of documents, copies of printed brochures, and newspaper clippings.
  • For a list of eligible activities visit

The City's Urban Forestry Commission has made increased tree planting its highest priority since it was established in January 2017. More trees will restore our tree canopy, enhance our quality of life through biodiversity, and increase property values.   To learn how you can support these tree planting efforts,  Click Here for a printable brochure.