El Cajon was named a 2014 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. The program has four requirements in order to receive this achievement:
- A tree board or department
- A tree-care ordinance
- An annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita
- An Arbor Day observance and proclamation
(L-R) Former City of El Cajon Council Members Star Bales and Tony Ambrose with Mike Palat, Chairman, San Diego Regional Urban Forest Council.
Arbor Day 2015 - Hillside Park Tree Planting Event