Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees) is a national nonprofit organization founded in 1993 that is dedicated to improving the health and livability of cities by planting and caring for trees. ACTrees engages volunteers to take action to improve the environment where over 90% of people live: in cities, towns, and metropolitan areas. Together ACTrees member organizations have planted and cared for more than 15 million trees 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 (2014 – 2017)

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)