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 Wednesday of each month at the Liberty Community Center
Currently serving on the Liberty Tree Board are:
Ed Bowers, chair
Missouri Dept. of Conservation Representative:: Wendy Sangster.
Tree City USA
In 2016 the City of Liberty was awarded Liberty Tree City USA status for the 12th 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.