Trees for the Next Generation

Trees are important to Aurora's neighborhoods because they provide environmental, social, economic, and property value benefits. They:
  • Naturally reduce air pollution by filtering out harmful gasses and replenishing the atmosphere with oxygen
  • Lower heating and cooling costs
  • Reduce surface water runoff resulting from storms; tree roots stabilize the soil and prevent erosion
  • Reduce noise pollution by acting as sound barriers
  • Increase residential and commercial property values
  • Enhance economic stability by attracting businesses and visitors
  • Improve the consumer environment and help increase spending within business districts
  • Provide food and shelter for wildlife

National Tree Benefit Calculator

Use the National Tree Benefit Calculator tool to calculate the economic and ecological benefits of your tree.

Tree Identifier

Use this online Arbor Day Foundation tool to identify what kind of tree you have or are looking at.

Tree City USA

Over the past 20 years, the City of Aurora has received the Tree City USA designation.

The Tree City USA Program, sponsored by The National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters, encourages better care of community forests by providing technical assistance, public attention, and national recognition for urban and community forestry programs in thousands of towns and cities that more than 93 million Americans call home.

Heritage Tree Registry

The City of Aurora is seeking nominations for trees to join the Heritage Tree Registry in 2018. Contact Bill Chinetti at for entries or questions. 

Past Heritage Tree Nominations