Beautification & Tree Commission

Overview

The Beautification and Tree Commission shall advise and consult with the Arborist on any matter pertaining to Chapter 1221 including but not limited to:

  • Allocation of funds to arboricultural activity and expenditures of such funds.
  • Development of policies and procedures regarding the Arborist’s duties and the issuance of permits required by this Chapter (Codified Ordinances Chapter 1221).
  • Establishment of educational and informational programs.
  • Setting policy concerning selection, planting, maintenance and removal of trees shrubs and other plants within the City.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members

  • Benna Denue, Chair
  • Susan Bautsch
  • Wilma Jene Bond
  • Larry Lipe
  • Dennis Pluta


  • Kim Schoenfeld
  • Clint Soldan
  • Jeanie Umbaugh

Ex-Officio Members

  • Representing Department of Parks and Recreation - Robert Pfeiffer, Director
    • Contact Robert Pfeiffer by phone at 618-692-7538
  • Representing Department of Public Works - David Sirko, Asst. City Engineer
    • Contact David Sirko by phone at 618-692-7535
  • Representing City Council - Chris Farrar
  • City Arborist - Tom Burns
Tree Planting Program - Application Form and Information

Tree Planting Program

The Edwardsville Beautification and Tree Commission is pleased to announce the opportunity for residents to participate in the “Edwardsville Tree Planting Program.” This program enables residents to be reimbursed one-half the cost (up to $75.00) of purchasing and planting one approved tree each year at their primary place of residence within the Edwardsville City Limits. Please go to the program's web page for more info!
https://www.cityofedwardsville.com/432/Tree-Planting-Program 

Green Thumb Award

The City of Edwardsville Beautification and Tree Commission has established the Annual Green Thumb Award to honor residents who beautify Edwardsville with their landscaping, flowering and edible gardening efforts. Please go to the program's web page for more information!

https://www.cityofedwardsville.com/326/2033/Green-Thumb-Award