Trees clean the air and offset pollution by absorbing carbon dioxide. Each tree planted offsets the City’s environmental impact by utilizing about 0.8 tons of carbon dioxide emissions over its lifetime of 100 years.
The City of Fairfax is committed to caring for and managing our public trees. For over 26 years, the City of Fairfax has been declared a Tree City USA. The Tree City USA® program, sponsored by The Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters, provides direction, technical assistance, public attention, and national recognition for urban and community forestry programs throughout the USA.
The City of Fairfax has achieved Tree City USA status by meeting four core standards of sound urban forestry management: maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and celebrating Arbor Day.