According to a press release from the City of Beloit, their commitment to urban forestry management has earned them recognition as a 2021 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. This is the 34th year the city has earned this title. Recognition is based on four criteria:
A tree board or department
A tree care ordinance
An annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita
An Arbor Day observance and proclamation
The City of Beloit planted 187 trees in city parks and terraces in 2021.