Beautification & Tree Commission


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


  • Sarah Cundiff, Chair
  • Susan Bautsch
  • Camile Bourisaw
  • Pam Pinegar

  • Kim Schoenfeld
  • Clint Soldan
  • Scott Weber

Ex-Officio Members

  • Representing Department of Parks and Recreation - Nate Tingley, Director
    Contact Nate Tingley by phone at 618-692-7538
  • Representing Department of Public Works - David Sirko, P.E., Assistant City Engineer
    Contact David Sirko by phone at 618-692-7535
  • Representing City Council -  Alderman Chris Farrar
Emerald Ash Borer
Tree Planting Program - Application Form and Information

Emerald Ash Borer

The Emerald Ash Borer is a  bright metallic-green beetle that may be smaller than a dime, but it is capable of taking down ash trees thousands of times its size. Unfortunately, this beetle is infecting ash trees around Edwardsville. For more information, please go to Emerald Ash Borer Webpage

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 $100) 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! 

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!