The Tree Board has seven members and was established by the Village Tree Ordinance. There are also two ex-officio members.


The Tree Board mission is to protect and improve East Aurora's Village trees, specifically along the streets and within parks and other public areas.


The Tree Board meets in-person about six times per year, usually in the Fall and early Spring. All meetings are open and the public is encouraged to attend. Meetings are at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month upstairs at the Village Hall.

The Tree Board is available to answer any questions regarding trees and tree plantings in the community; send email to:


  1. Provide advice and consider tree-related issues as they arise in the Village.
  2. Participate in the National Arbor Day Foundation's Tree City USA program, including an Annual Arbor Day Celebration along with the East Aurora public schools. East Aurora has been designated as a Tree City USA since 1998!
  3. Educate tree board members, Village staff, Village leaders and members of the public about the value of community trees and their care. Tree Board members try to stay abreast of the most current research in urban forestry.
  4. Assist the EA Department of Public Works in maintaining the Village tree inventory, addressing yearly tree plantings, maintenance and removals.
  5. Help maintain adequate funding for Village forestry programs.
  6. Organize occasional programs and projects that protect and improve Village trees.

Quick Answers

  1. Here is the email address for the Tree Board:
  2. Inquiries will be answered via email about the following items:
    ˜* Getting a tree planted in front of your home.
    * Any questions or concerns about street or park trees.
    * Questions or concerns about private trees, where consulting information can be provided, or consider contacting an area certified arborist:
  3. See the Village Tree Maintenance Policy.

10,000 Trees!

We're on a mission to plant 10,000 new trees
in the Village and Town as soon as we can!


Jesse Griffis, Chair (4/2025)
Frederick "Frits" Hoffman (4/2025)
Nick Hess (4/2025)
Jen Brazil (4/2025)
Dave Simeone (4/2026)
Jeff Ramsey (4/2027)
Tim Noon (4/2027)


Village Trustee Kristin Cameron
Jeff Stoll, DPW Streets Foreman

For any questions regarding trees and tree plantings in our community,
e-mail Christine at the Department of Public Works.


Tree Maintenance Policy

Tree Maintenance Policy

List of certified arborists

Provided by the NYS Arborists International Society of Arboriculture

Building with Trees Brochure

Guidelines on caring for your newly planted tree

Watering information and the usage of tree watering bags

Trees in Small City Business Districts: Comparing Resident and Visitor Response

University of Washington College of Forest Resources

Spring Planting Information