Storm Damaged Trees?
First, think safety. Do not attempt to prune or remove branches or trees that are near power lines; call the utility company. For information about tree care after storms click here for a brochure from the Missouri Department of Conservation that is full of helpful and clear information about assessing the damage, removing or pruning the tree, and replacing the tree. When hiring a person to prune trees, be sure they know that many common practices (such as topping and flush cutting) are not only discredited but are harmful to trees; ask that they not use these methods on your trees. Look to the links on the the right side of this page for more information.
- To protect and encourage the protection of trees, shrubs, bushes and other plants.
- To provide for public health, safety and general welfare
- To promote and preserve the City’s aesthetic value, regulate and control the planting, maintenance and removal of trees, shrubs, bushes and other plants on and adjacent to public property, right-of-way and easements within the City
- Manage the City’s community urban forest in a strong, healthy condition for today and for the future
Membership and Terms
The committee shall consist of five (5) citizen members who shall be residents of the City of Warrensburg and be at least eighteen (18) years of age. Members shall serve a term of three (3) years each, except the terms of the initial members shall be staggered with two (2) members being appointed for two-year terms and one (1) member for a one-year term.
Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 4:00 PM at the Warrensburg Community Center.
Members of the Warrensburg Tree Board
- Suzy Latare: Chair (2012, 2015)
- Mark Goodwin: Vice Chair (2012, 2015)
- Trish Smith (2014, 2020 filled unexpired term)
- Carole Nimmer (2013, 2013)
- Larry Olpin (2014, 2017 Bob Pierceall’s unexpired term)
- City employees are Dodee Matthews, Barbara Carroll and Marvin Coleman.
Tree Board Projects