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EVANSTON TREE BOARD

Mission Statement
The mission of the Evanston Tree Board is to provide advice and education; to develop standards and guidelines for the proper planting, pruning and care of trees throughout the City; and to provide a maintenance plan and recommend an annual maintenance schedule. 

The Tree Board meets regularly on the 3rd Thursday of every other month (January, March, May, July, September, November) at 4:30 pm at the Parks Shop located at 110 Pasture Drive, Evanston, WY 82930. Regular meetings are open to the public. 

Members

 

  • DuWayne Jacobsen, Chairman

    • Planning Department, 307-783-6460

    • Term Expires: n/a

  • Susan Anderson, Secretary

    • Uinta County School District #4; 435-881-6774

    • Term Expires: January 2020

  • Ken Pearson, Member

    • Evanston Police Department, 307-783-6400

    • Term Expires: n/a

  • Brad Tollefson, Member

    • Street Department, 307-783-6450

    • Term Expires: n/a

  • Scott Ehlers, Member

    • Evanston Parks & Recreation District, 307-789-1770

    • Term Expires: n/a

  • Peter Howard, Member

    • US Forest Service; 307-677 - 3962

    • Term Expires: January 2021

  • Brendee Weston, Member​

    • 801 - 633 - 0586​

    • Term Expires: n/a

  • Lisa Cox, Member​

    • 307 - 760 - 9626​

    • Term Expires: n/a

Evanston Tree Board Ordinance

City Code 17-14 Street Tree Advisory Board

There is hereby created a street tree advisory board, which shall consist of the City planner, parks manager, a law enforcement officer, a public works employee and five other citizen members-at-large who are residents of Evanston, Wyoming, who shall be appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the City council.

A. The members-at-large shall serve on the board for a term of three years. However, said terms shall be staggered with two of the initial appointees serving one year, two serving two years and one of the initial appointees serving three years.

B. At-large members of the board shall serve without compensation.

C. It shall be the responsibility of the board to study and develop written standards for the care, preservation, pruning, and planting of street trees.

D. The board shall elect its officers and keep a record of its proceedings. A majority of members shall be a quorum for the transaction of business.

For more information about City codes regarding trees, please see the City Code chapter 17 article 3. This may be found on the City of Evanston's website. 

What is the Visibility Triangle?
Simply put, the Visibility Triangle is a space on your corner lot property where you may not plant or have trees or bushes that exceed a specific growing height in order to keep the driving and walking visibility around corners clear, open, and safe. All intersections should have clear and unobstructed visibility in all directions.
If you live on a corner lot that has tall plants or trees with low hanging branches within the Visibility Triangle, you may be approached by someone on the Tree Board or you may be sent a letter in the mail asking you to trim your plants for public safety and to clear the visibility of the intersection. Please make every effort to comply in order for your intersection to be as safe as possible.
If you receive a letter about the Visibility Triangle and you do not understand or agree, please feel free to call us at 307-789-2519 and we will do our best to explain in further detail, or we can send someone to your house to look at your plants.

Champion Tree Program

Although Wyoming is considered a “prairie state”, trees have always played a prominent role in the quality of life in our state. From the native trees used to build and heat the first pioneer homes to the trees planted to beautify I-80 and I-25, natural forests and planted trees provide beauty, protection, products, wildlife habitat, and other benefits. The Wyoming Champion Trees program builds awareness of how trees contribute to “the good life” in Wyoming. The Wyoming Champion Trees program, administered by Wyoming State Forestry Division, is designed to identify and recognize the largest living specimen of all native and the most common introduced tree species in Wyoming.

Click HERE for more information.

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Contact Information

Parks & Recreation District   
275 Saddle Ridge Road   
Evanston, WY 82930  
Phone: 307-789-1770   
Fax: 307-789-1067​

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