Urban Forestry

More than 3,400 communities have made the commitment to becoming a Tree City USA. They have 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.


One of the charms the city of Wahpeton has to offer is its urban forest. And it’s been that way for a long time – the name Wahpeton means “Leaf dwellers.” And our love of trees continues to this day. Wahpeton has been a Tree City USA for more than 35 years.


Here you’ll find information about tree maintenance, management of diseases, and tips for tree planting.