Tree Board


The Liberty Tree Board’s mission is to develop and maintain the community’s trees and forest in a strong, healthy condition for today and the future. The Board advises and supports the city's Community Forestry Program.


Established in 2004, the Tree Board is required to meet on a quarterly basis; however it typically meets at 6 p.m. on the 1st Tuesday of each month at the Liberty Community Center. 

Currently serving on the Liberty Tree Board are:
  • Ed Bowers, chair
  • Deb Jones
  • Neal Shoger
  • Chris Veach
  • Missouri Dept. of Conservation Representative:Wendy Sangster.

Tree City USA

In 2018 the City of Liberty was awarded Liberty Tree City USA status for the 14th straight year.
A community improvement project sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation, the Tree City USA program provides direction, technical assistance, public attention and national recognition for urban and community forestry programs in thousands of towns and cities across the country.
To become a Tree City USA, a community must meet certain standards such as having a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program with a budget of at least $2 per capita, and an Arbor Day observance.