The City of Frisco has received the designation "Tree City USA" since 2003 by the National Arbor Day Foundation. This award recognizes environmental improvement and encourages a higher level of tree care and tree preservation within the community.
In order to become a Tree City USA designee, the city has to meet four basic standards, which include:
1. Designation of a tree board
2. Establishment of a community tree ordinance
3. Implementation of a community forestry program with a designated operating budget
4. Host an annual observance of Arbor Day along with an Arbor Day proclamation by the city council
The City of Frisco also holds an Arborfest Celebration each fall. Members of the Urban Forestry Board guide citizens on tree identification tours around Frisco Commons Park. You can explore more than forty different tree species, from large shade trees to ornamental varieties. The winner of the 'Champion Tree Competition' is also announced. Each fall, the Urban Forestry Board selects two tree species. Citizens who have one of the species on their property are eligible to enter and go for bragging rights.