In 2003, Spooner was first named a Tree City by the Arbor Day Foundation and we continue this annual tradition.  We take great pride in this recognition.  We achieve this goal by meeting the four program requirements: maintaining a tree board or department, having a tree care ordinance, dedicating an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita, and hosting an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

The  Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.

“Tree City USA communities see the positive effects of an urban forest firsthand,” said Dan Lambe, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation.  “The trees being planted and cared for by Spooner are ensuring that generations to come will enjoy a better quality of life.  Additionally, participation in this program brings residents together and creates a sense of civic pride, whether it’s through volunteer engagement or public education.”

If ever there was a time for trees, now is that time.  Communities worldwide are facing issues with air quality, water resources, personal health and well-being, energy use, and extreme heat and flooding.  Spooner is doing its part to address these challenges for residents both now and in the future.

Arbor Day is celebrated annually the last Friday of April.  2024 Arbor Day Proclamation 

As a registered Tree City, the City of Spooner property owners can receive up to $50 per tree for appropriate tree(s) planted either on boulevards or within the right-of-way.

Click on the link to view the application and details.

Guide for list of trees that have been recommended by the Tree Board.

2024-2025 Tree City Board 

  • Sam Clair
  • Renae Essenmacher
  • Tami Holden
  • Drew Lake (City Council Member)
  • Adam Nelson
  • Ryan Spahn