It shall be the responsibility of the Tree Board to study, investigate, counsel and develop and/or update annually, and administer a written plan for the care, preservation, pruning, planting, replanting, removal or disposition of public trees in parks, along streets and in other public areas. Such plan will be presented annually to the City Council and upon their acceptance and approval shall constitute the official comprehensive city tree plan for the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Upon request by City Council, shall consider, investigate, make findings, report and recommend upon any special matter of question coming within the scope of its work. The purpose of the "tree ordinance" is to improve the aesthetic appeal of the city and to maintain a healthy, useful population of public trees that, through proper cultivation, maintenance, pruning and removal will not infringe upon the public safety or present a hazard to the citizens of the city or to visitors in the city.
The Tree Board shall consist of the Director of Public Works of the city, the Director of Parks and Recreation of the city, one member of the City Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (selected by the Chairman of the Board), and two residents of Cape Girardeau selected by the City Council. The terms of these members shall be for three years. The positions held by the Department Directors shall be ex-officio with the right to vote on all matters to come before the Board.
Meetings held second Monday, bi-monthly beginning in February, at 12:00 noon.
Parks and Recreation
A.C. Brase Arena Building
410 Kiwanis Drive
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
(Parks and Recreation)