According to an update from the City of Janesville, they were named a 2021 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for the eighteenth year. The city has received this award every year since 2004. To acquire Tree City recognition, the Arbor Day Foundation requires a community to meet the program's four core standards of sound urban forestry management, which include:
Have a tree board or department
Keep a tree care ordinance
Maintain an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita
Hold an annual Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
For more information about urban forestry, contact the Parks Division at (608) 755-3025.