Promotes a high standard of long-term planning, maintenance, and perpetuation of Kirkwood’s publicly owned trees. Encourages responsible management and maintenance of privately owned trees. Advises City Council on suggested amendments to current City ordinances and practices that affect the planting, maintenance, and removal of trees on public and private property. A complete membership roster is available.
The Urban Forestry Commission meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month. To access their next agenda, visit the website calendar. For copies of older agendas, contact the City Clerk at ascheLb@kirkwoodmo.org.
Urban Forester: Cory Meyer
- Awards the Advocate Award. Click here for the application.
- Publishes an Annual Report:
- Publishes a Brochure on Tree Selection and the Public Right-of-Way
- Conducted an inventory of City Street Trees:
- Read the new Tree Ordinance here
- Read the new Tree Manual here
- Read the Frequently Asked Questions here
Street Tree Planting Request Form:
Having trees on the street and in right-of-way areas is a great way to provide cooling shade for on-street parking, which reduces the heat island effect and auto emissions and can help with stormwater runoff. Learn more in the "Benefits of Street Trees" article from the Arbor Day Foundation. The City and the Urban Forestry Commission would like your input on where to plant new street trees.
Information about the Emerald Ash Borer:
- Article: Emerald Ash Borer Found in St. Louis
- Guide: Emerald Ash Borer Management Guide for Missouri Homeowners
Effective July 2018, the City of Kirkwood will provide minutes and agendas on this website in a Word document format, which can be read by assistive technologies such as screen readers and Braille devices. If you need an older agenda or set of minutes in Word, please send an email to Laurie Asche at ascheLb@kirkwoodmo.org. Thank you.