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Urban Forest Program and Tree Commission
Overview
The Urban Forest in Sweet Home provides citizens and visitors with the many benefits of living trees in the City.

The Tree Commission works to improve the diversity and health of trees and provide educational opportunities for the community.

What's New?

Sweet Home's Autumn Tree of the Year: Two trees were selected as Sweet Home's Autumn Tree of the Year and include the stately Elizabeth Maple with deep red-gold fall leaves, that stands at the corner of the Post Office on 13th Avenue & Long Street and a beautiful yellow maple at Key Bank located on 10th Avenue & Main Street. Sweet Home residents voted for their favorite fall colors at this years Harvest Festival and the Tree Commission tallied the votes which were evenly split between these two distincly trees. 
    
   Post Office Maple Tree

    Key Bank Maple Tree

Sweet Home was selected as Oregon's Tree City of the Year for 2012. The Tree Commission planted a bigleaf maple tree along SW Main Street in celebration of Sweet Home's 25th year as a Tree City USA.
See highlights of the past 25 years as Tree City USA.


Regular Meetings

Time: 9:00 AM
Date: 3rd Wednesday of each month
Location: City Hall

Members
  • Alice Smith (Chair)
  • Nick Augsburger
  • David Olson
  • Katie Kohl
  • Lena Tucker
  • Lindsay Anderson
  • Greg Korn
  • City Councilor Dave Trask 

Tree Commission Responsibilities
The Tree Commission is responsible for monitoring and improving the urban forest within the City. The Tree Commission is active in the community. Some programs and activities include:
  • Celebration Tree Program
Community members may choose to honor a special person or event by purchasing a tree and plaque to be placed in various areas throughout the City. Find out how to dedicate a tree.
  • Tree inspections
Members of the Tree Commission have the expertise to assess potentially threatening trees in the City. Contact the Planning Department to request that the Tree Commission make a recommendation for your tree. Phone: (541) 367-8113.
  • Tree species selections
The Tree Commission advises on tree selection for those looking to plant.
  • Sponsoring and staffing projects
Recent projects have included habitat and riparian improvements along Ames Creek and various areas throughout the City.

    Useful Links
    The websites below contain reliable information on the following topics:


    Oregon at its Best!
    Sweet Home City Hall, 1140 12th Avenue, Sweet Home, OR 97386, Ph: (541) 367-5128, Fax (541) 367-5113