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Application for Street Tree Planting Permit

Mission & Purpose

The Tree Board recommends city tree plantings, maintains newly planted trees and provides trees and tree planting aid to citizens


The Tree Board meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 6:00pm, unless otherwise noted. Agendas are always posted at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting date on the front window at 3C’s.

September 25th of 2021, The Tree Board, along with Boy Scouts and Modern Woodsman planted 19 trees at Nord Kalsem park as well as created a beautiful new landscaping area around the Nord Kalsem sign.  This was in place of our meeting this month.

Tree Board Agenda August 2021

Tree Board Agenda July 2021

Tree Board – 3 Year Terms (5)

Kevin Cole                Mike Betz                  Mark Judge             John Uselding             Not Pictured: Seana Godbold


Mark Judge


Term Ends:  1/1/2022
Address:  306 N. Main Ave #2
Phone:  319-610-3686

John Uselding


Term Ends: 1/1/2022
Address: 1306 Sand Cherry Ln
Phone: 597-2736

Kevin Cole

Grant Writer

Term Ends: 1/1/2022
Address: 55833 Oak Bend Rd.
Phone: 597-3457

Mike Betz

Vice Chair

Term Ends: 1/1/2022
Address: 103 Majestic Oak Circle
Phone: 597-4232

Address: 311 Centennial Drive
Phone: 515-357-1197

Helpful Resources

Emerald Ash Borer Information
ISU Tree Identification
Iowa DNR Emerald Ash Borer
Trees Forever
ISU Forestry Extension

Application for Street Tree Planting Permit.