City Tree Board

The purpose of the City Tree Board is to study, investigate, and develop and/or update annually, a written plan for the care, preservation, pruning, planting replanting, removal or disposition of trees in parks, along streets, and in other public areas. The Tree Board, when requested by the City Council, shall consider, investigate, make findings, report and recommend upon any special matter or question coming within the scope of its duties and responsibilities.

  1. Develop criteria for city staff and/or contractors to apply in making decisions entrusted to staff and/or contractor discretion
  2. Designate Heritage Trees on public and private lands within the city
  3. Promote the planting and proper maintenance of trees through special events including an annual local celebration of Arbor Day, and
  4. Obtain the annual Tree City USA designation by the National Arbor Day Foundation

The Board consists of five members, appointed by the City Council for a three year term, and who are residents, or owners or employees of business within the city limit.

The City Tree Board shall schedule meetings as needed and elect a chairperson and a vice-chairperson. No more than 3 unexcused absences allowed in a calendar year.

Tree Board members serve without salary or compensation of any nature.

Term of Office: 3 years

Number of Members: 5

Board Members

NameTitleAddressPhone NumberTerm Expires
Vacancy One



William Barnes


2070 Cooper St.

(503) 739-2118


John Carter


P.O. Box 679

(503) 738-4387


Pam Fleming


1255 Avenue B

(503) 738-5637


Dan Stark


802 25th Ave.

(503) 440-0415


Staff Representative

1387 Avenue U

(503) 738-5112