Tree Board

Joyce KilmerOdgen NashWilliam BlakeJohn Muir


The Citizens' Tree Board actively encourages the planting, protecting, and proper maintenance of trees for long-term community benefit.


  • Encourage Edmonds residents to become stewards of the urban forest.
  • Sponsor an annual Arbor Day event.
  • Increase community outreach and education on the value of trees, proper selection of trees, and correct methods for planting and caring for trees.
  • Partner with community organizations on urban forest stewardship projects, including invasive plant removal and native vegetation planting. 
  • Provide advisory recommendations on draft tree codes to the City Council and/or Planning Board to help preserve and protect existing trees, encourage planting of additional trees, and protect trees with development. 
  • Work to develop funding sources to expand tree related programs.
  • Help achieve and maintain Tree City USA status and Growth Awards.


The Citizens' Tree Board was created in 2010 under Chapter 10.95 of the Edmonds City Code. The Board has seven members plus one, Alternate and one nonvoting, ex officio position filled by an Edmonds City Council member. All Board members must be Edmonds residents and, if possible, represent different watersheds and neighborhoods. The code also notes a preference for members to have professional or hobbyist interest/experience in urban forestry, horticulture, habitat restoration, and related plant or wildlife backgrounds.

Consistent with ECC 10.95, the Tree Board has adopted rules of procedures and rules governing election and duties of officers of the board as part of the Tree Board Handbook.



Tree Choices for Home Owners

The goal of the Edmonds Citizen’s Tree Board is to educate the community regarding planting the “right tree in the right place”. The following list is of tree choices for home landscaping, to help residents with tree planting decisions.

Tree Board Info

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Meeting Schedule

The Tree Board meets the 1st Thursday of the month at 6 PM in the Brackett Room, 3rd floor of Edmonds City Hall, 121 5th Ave. N.

Hybrid meeting options are now available in-person and via Zoom. Please see the meeting calendar for further information.

(Meetings are subject to change)

Board Members
Wendy Kliment (Chair)
Bill Phipps (Vice Chair)
Ben Mark
Crane Stavig 
Ian Higgins
Janelle Cass
Ross Dimmick (Alternate)
Ray White 

Jenna Nand (City Council Liaison)
Angie Feser (Staff Liaison)

To Contact the Tree Board 
Email: [email protected]

For inquiries related to tree removal permits: [email protected].