Glendale  Urban Forestry Board

Tree City USA Bulletin on How to Save Trees during Construction

The Arbor Day Foundation has published an article on the importance of maintaining trees and greenspace when planning out municipal construction. As a designated Tree City for more than 26 years in a row, Glendale is committed to preserving our green areas for future generations to enjoy.

To read ADF's full bulletin, please click here.


The Glendale Urban Forestry Board is a six-member, Mayor-appointed board that advises council on park and street tree matters. The Urban Forestry Board, along with generous volunteer help, plans and maintains the trees, shrubs and flowerbeds in the parks. A village ordinance protects public street and park trees and allows the Urban Forestry Board to guide the citizens in proper tree care. Urban forest activities historically have included street tree planting, emergency removal and pruning. New programs include young tree maintenance, special planting projects, and installation of a demonstration windbreak/wildlife habitat. The Mayor, the Village Forester (Administrator) and Service Director attend the six (6) annual Glendale Urban Forestry Board meetings to interact and implement the Board’s recommendations.

The members of the Glendale Urban Forestry Board are Chair Joseph Hubbard, Peter Cassinelli, Craig Simonson, Arleen Hoeweler, Joe Castrucci, and Joe Moravec.

The Village helps manage urban forests by providing spring and fall leaf collection and shredding and year-round brush chipping.

The National Arbor Day Foundation has recognized Glendale as a Tree City, USA for 24 years. In addition, Glendale has received nine Tree City USA Growth Awards. The Urban Forestry Board is an official agency of the Village and depends on grants and private donations.

The Glendale Urban Forestry Board meets a minimum of 6 times annually.



2023 Meetings

01/18/23 Minutes      
2021 meetings

06/16/21 Agenda       Minutes      
04/08/21 Agenda       Financials      
03/04/21 Agenda       Minutes       Financials      
01/22/21 Agenda       Minutes       Financials      
2020 Meetings

09/16/20 Minutes      
08/12/20 Minutes      
07/22/20 Minutes      
03/10/20 Park Board meeting Minutes