Vestavia Hills Tree Commission--Vestavia Hills, Alabama
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Our Mission

To encourage and promote a healthy and beautiful environment for the residents of the City of Vestavia Hills through the proper care and planting of both native and adopted trees.

Our Accomplishments

acorn Tree City, USA since 1993
acorn Annual Arbor Day celebration
acorn List of Recommended Trees for Vestavia Hills, Alabama
acorn Tree plantings, labels and interpretive signs at Vestavia Hills Elementary School-Central
acorn Tree plantings at Vestavia Hills High School and Wald Park
acorn Participation in community events and urban forestry programs

Our Roots

Recognizing the need to protect and promote its urban forest, the Vestavia Hills City Council authorized the creation of a tree commission in 1991, with the adoption of Ordinance 1224.

The Tree Commission is composed of twelve members. The Mayor, an appointed member of the City Council, the Beautification Board Chairman and the Landscape and Architectural Board Chairman serve as ex-officio members. In addition, eight citizens are appointed by the mayor for staggered three-year terms. The newly formed Tree Commission met for the first time in March, 1992.


Recent Events

We celebrated Arbor Day, 2004 by giving away dogwood saplings with help from Keep Vestavia Green at the Dogwood Dogs Parade.


How You Can Help

The Vestavia Hills Tree Commission was formed to serve the community and to make Vestavia Hills a better place to live. Citizens are welcome to give suggestions, ask questions, and offer their own expertise.

If you'd like to be considered for appointment to the tree commission, or just want more information, please write to us.

Leafy Links

acorn City of Vestavia Hills
acorn Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce
acorn Birmingham Botanical Gardens
acorn Mountain Brook Tree Commission
acorn Alabama Urban Forestry Association
acorn National Arbor Day Foundation
acorn International Society of Arboriculture

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