Beautification & Tree Commission

The Beautification and Tree Commission works to educate residents and business owners about the selection, planting and maintenance of trees, shrubs and other plants, particularly varieties that are native to this region. It also oversees landscaping and plantings around the City, including the flower pots in the downtown area. The commission oversees the Green Thumb Awards and helps with the annual tree planting program. It was established according to the provisions in Codified Ordinances Chapter 1221.

Committee Members:
  • Sarah Cundiff, Chair
  • Susan Bautsch
  • Camile Bourisaw
  • Olivia Hopkins
  • Ken Noll
  • Pam Pinegar
  • Clint Soldan
  • Scott Weber
Ex-officio Members:

Meeting Information

Date: Third Wednesday of each month

Time: 5 p.m.

Location: City Hall, 118 Hillsboro Avenue

(Meeting dates, times and locations are subject to change. Click here to confirm details.) 

Agendas and Minutes

View most recent agendas and minutes here.

(Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available after approval.)

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 webpage for more information. 

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 webpage for more information!