Since its founding in 1993, Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees) has grown into a vibrant network of over 200 nonprofits, municipalities, and partners that promote the environmental, economic, public health, and social benefits of trees and urban forests. Together, local ACTrees member organizations have planted over 15 million trees across the U.S. and Canada with help from over 5 million volunteers.

In 2014, ACTrees leadership assessed the Strategic Plan and identified the need to reinvigorate its messaging and goals. After careful reflection, the Mission, Vision, and Strategic Plan were revised.


Alliance for Community Trees builds the capacity of its members to plant, sustain and advocate for trees in America’s communities.


Alliance for Community Trees envisions green, healthy, interconnected and prosperous communities transformed through tree planting, care, education and advocacy.

Strategic Plan (2011 — 2016)

To achieve its mission, ACTrees has established three result-oriented strategic goals.  ACTrees will:

  • SERVE a broad, diverse, and highly engaged network of members, partners, and volunteers.
  • INFLUENCE public policy and research to advance sustainable urban and community forests.
  • BUILD organizational excellence and capacity to support national programs and enhance member impact.

ACTrees 2013 Annual Review

2013 was a year of extraordinary growth for ACTrees. We made significant strides in our mission to help local organizations plant and care for community trees and added a vital voice for urban forests on the national stage. View Alliance for Community Trees 2013 Annual Review.

Related Resources
Alliance for Community Trees: Trees are Community (2014 brochure)
Alliance for Community Trees 2012 Annual Review
Alliance for Community Trees 2011 Annual Review
Strategic Plan (2007 - 2010)