Since its founding in 1993, Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees) has grown into a vibrant network of over 200 nonprofits and agencies that promote the environmental, economic, public health, and social benefits of trees and urban forests.

Together, local ACTrees member organizations have planted 15 million trees across the U.S. with help from over 5 million volunteers.

ACTrees Mission

To support grassroots, citizen-based nonprofit organizations dedicated to urban and community tree planting, care, conservation, and education.

ACTrees Vision

ACTrees is dedicated to improving the environment where over 90% of Americans live–cities, towns, and metropolitan areas.

Strategic Plan (2011 — 2016)

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

  • Build a larger and more diverse constituency which understands and promotes the multiple benefits of trees and urban forests to individuals and communities.
  • Advocate for improved and enhanced public policy that protects and sustains trees and urban forests for the benefit of people and communities, and expands our nation’s urban forests.
  • Promote public and private investment in trees and urban forests.
  • Promote research and science on the many benefits of trees and urban forests.
  • Build organizational excellence guided by educated, skilled and motivated Board of Directors, Staff and Member Leaders.
ACTrees 2012 Annual Review

2012 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 2012 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
2008 Annual Report
Strategic Plan 2011 to 2016
Strategic Plan 2007 - 2010