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Camp Verde – A Tree City USA Since 2014

Camp Verde Tree Advisory Committee

The Camp Verde Tree Advisory Committee (TAC) is a Town Manager-appointed committee of five to seven volunteers. The mission of the TAC is to advise and educate the Town of Camp Verde on sustainable urban forestry management in order to protect, enhance and expand the community’s tree resources. TAC officially formed in the fall of 2014 through the adoption of Ordinance 2014-A402 by the Camp Verde Town Council.

Interested in joining the TAC or volunteering at a tree planting event? Contact the Camp Verde Economic Development Department to learn more!

TAC has four primary goals:

  • Write and maintain a Camp Verde Municipal Tree Plan for adoption by the Camp Verde Town Council.
  • Maintain the community’s designation as a Tree City USA, including hosting an annual Arbor Day celebration.
  • Advocate for and advise the Town on good urban forest management and tree planting on municipal property.
  • Provide volunteer opportunities and educational resources to private property owners and residents.

Click here to contact TAC.

Tree City USA

Tree City USA is a nationwide program of the Arbor Day Foundation that provides direction and assistance for establishing and creating a healthy urban forest. The annual Tree City USA designation recognizes communities that have made substantial efforts toward sustainable urban forest management and education.

In 2014, the Town of Camp Verde Economic Development Department identified the Tree City USA designation as a priority for the Town. The newly-formed Tree Advisory Committee undertook the designation as its first major project. In March 2015, the Arbor Day Foundation named the Town of Camp Verde a Tree City USA in recognition for the substantial programming and management efforts undertaken the previous year.

The Tree City USA program requires communities to reapply each year and demonstrate continuity with, and improvement upon, these four requirements:

  • A Tree Board or Committee
  • A Tree Care Ordinance
  • A Community Forestry Program with an Annual Budget of at least $2 per Capita
  • An Arbor Day Observance and Proclamation

Learn more about the Tree City USA program here


Plant Palette

The Suggested Plant Palette for the Town of Camp Verde, First Edition, produced in 2016 by the Camp Verde Tree Advisory Committee (TAC) in collaboration with Town staff and various community groups, presents a list of perennial flowers, grasses, shrubs and trees selected to thrive in our desert community.

Compiled primarily to provide hardy, place-sensitive landscape choices for Town-owned properties, a principal goal of this document is to establish a cohesive landscape palette for municipally maintained areas throughout Camp Verde. Town residents are also welcome and encouraged to utilize this curated plant list when landscaping their own properties.

Camp Verde Municipal Tree Plan

The Camp Verde Municipal Tree Plan is intended to serve as a guiding document for the care, maintenance and expansion of the Town’s tree resources and the enhancement of the Town’s public spaces. Essential to this objective is the protection of public health, safety and general welfare by providing guidelines for the maintenance and management of tree resources within the community.  The Tree Plan will be posted here after its adoption by Town Council.