Tree Advisory Board


To encourage the preservation of green space and the environment by encouraging the village, through a group of concerned volunteer citizens charged by ordinance, with reviewing and making recommendations as to developing and administering a comprehensive tree management program.


The Tree Advisory Board reviews the village's master street tree plan and other plans relating to trees in parks and public places and proposes revisions to the Village Council. The advisory board may make recommendations as to the public education aspects of the program. Recommendations are guided by the criteria of the National Arbor Day Foundation's Street Tree USA Program criteria and guidelines. The board also assists in the creation of a garden club within the village.


Advisory board members serve for two-year, under staggered terms. Members must be knowledgeable in at least one of the identified fields of: urban planning; landscape architecture; or be a tree-related professional such as a forestry professor, nursery operator, arborist, or be an other environmental civic activist.

In the event of a vacancy, interested parties should submit an application to the Village Clerk. For more information, please contact the Public Services Department.


  • Henry Clifford
  • Craig Grossenbacher
  • Don Pybas
  • Anthony A. Sabbag
  • Rainer Schael
Council Liaison:  Vice Mayor John DuBois

Did You Know...there are certain tree varieties that may be planted under power lines.  These are slow growth trees that do not pose a threat to the power lines.  

Not sure where to plant a new tree?  Visit FPL's "Right Tree, Right Place" webpage for more information.