Tree City USA
In 2008, Temple Terrace was named a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation. The designation is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. We are now in our 11th year of recognition.
Temple Terrace met the standards to become a Tree City USA community by having a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive forestry program, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
Communities that receive the Tree City USA distinction recognize that:
- Trees promote healthier communities by filtering the air we breathe
- Trees moderate climate, conserve water and provide habitat for wildlife
- Trees in urban areas reduce heat caused by pavement and buildings
- Properly placed trees can increase property values