Tree Commission


The Tree Commission generally meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 4:00 pm in Council Chamber, 305 N. Main St.


The Tree Commission is a five-member volunteer board appointed by Mayor and approved by Bowling Green City Council.


The Tree Commission is responsible for tree related Community Service, and Public Education, as well as advising the city on tree related concerns. The Tree Commission works with the City Arborist to plan and manage the urban forest in the City of Bowling Green. The goal of the Tree Commission is to expand our tree care and beautification programs for a better environmental future for our citizens.  

Tree City USA

The City of Bowling Green has been designated as a Tree City USA Community for 42 consecutive years and has received the Growth Award 28 times, the most in Ohio.

Tree City USA Designation has four major components: 

  • An Arbor Day Observance and Proclamation
  • A Community Forestry Program with an Annual Budget of at Least $2 Per Capita
  • A Community Tree Ordinance
  • Tree Board or Department

Award Recipients

Tree Growth Award Recipient must be Tree City USA Community and earn at least 10 Points with Community Forestry Activities such as Publicity, Continuing Education for Forestry Managers and Tree Board Members, Treecare Workshops, Management Plan, Public Utility Tree Care, Street Tree Pruning Program, and Hazard Tree Program. Click here for Tree City USA and Growth Award Program Information.