Wilsonville citizens take great pride in the community asset called the urban forest. What is the urban forest? The urban forest is comprised of all trees in the city, both native and planted, that contribute to the seasonal beauty and livability of the community. Whether it is a majestic 200-year old Oregon White Oak, or a young Flowering Cherry, trees greatly contribute to the sense of place and quality of life in Wilsonville. Trees help clean the air, conserve the soil and water, reduce heating and cooling costs, and bring nature close to where we live.
Tree City USA Recognized
The commitment to a healthy urban forest is evidenced by Wilsonville being Tree City USA recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA community. Wilsonville has held this title since 1997 and has been granted numerous "Growth Awards" for outstanding efforts on urban forest projects. This status indicates the city’s long-term dedication to the care of trees that are the urban forest as well as the city's Heritage Tree Program, which seeks to preserve trees of special historical significance.