Tree Board

The Tree Board is responsible for the management of our collection of public trees. The Tree Board manages the trees that grow along the public streets and parks that lie within its jurisdiction.

Board Jurisdiction

The jurisdiction is bounded by the Ohio River on the south, the toe of the hill on the north, and the corporate limits on both the east and west. This ordinance outlines the species and sizes of trees that can be planted in public spaces, the requirements for traffic and personal safety, utility service clearances, and procedures for routine care or removal of trees when required.

Tree Management

Madison’s public tree management is administered by the City Tree Board and assisted by the City Arborist, Tim Perry. The five-member Tree Board is composed of Madison residents who serve on the board without pay. Its members are appointed by the mayor. The city arborist is a city employee knowledgeable in the field of urban forestry.

The Tree Board’s administration of the public tree management plan includes:

  • Ensuring proper planting procedures
  • Choosing planting sites for the 30 to 40 trees planted annually
  • Reviewing and acting upon requests for removal and pruning of street trees
  • Providing educational information on trees to citizens
  • Planning an annual Arbor Day celebration
  • Promoting public awareness of the importance of the city’s trees
  • Planning and coordinating a yearly project. Past projects have included:
    • Mulberry and Second Street parking lot
    • Broadway Fountain
    • Main Street parking lot

Tree Board Members

Glen Schulte Mayor 1-7-22
Julie Rubio Mayor 1-7-22
Teri Adler Mayor 1-2019
Melinda Acree Mayor 1-19-21
Jeff Matheney Mayor 8-13-21

For more information, please contact Tim Perry. 


The Tree Board meets the second Thursday of every month at 6:00 P.M. in the City Hall Council Chambers.