The Tree Board has seven members and was established by the Village Tree Ordinance. There are also two ex officio members. The first board members were appointed in 1999.


Our mission is to protect and improve East Aurora's Village trees, specifically along our streets and in our parks, but we love them all!


We meet in person about six times per year, usually in the Fall and early Spring. All are welcome to join us! Meetings are at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month upstairs at the Village Hall.

We're always happy to hear from you. We'll take any questions regarding trees and tree plantings in our community. Please email us at


  1. Advice and consideration of 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 anyone else we can     find!) 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. If you'd like to have a tree planted in front of your home (see here - Spring     Planting plus other requests).
  2. If you have any questions or concerns about street or park trees (such as     "what's a 'street tree' anyway?"), contact us (see below!) or (see here - maintenance policy).
  3. If you have questions or concerns about your private trees, please contact     us! We'd love to help point you in the right direction. Or, consider     contacting one of our area certified arborists ( ).
  4. Check the sidebar (right) for other tree-related info.
  5. If  you want to know more about what we do, keep reading!

10,000 Trees!

We're on a mission to plant10,000 new trees in the town of Aurora as soon as we can!


Jesse Griffis, Chair (4/2025)
Frederick "Frits"Hoffman (4/2025)

Nick Hess (4/2025)

Jen Brazil (4/2025)
Joseph Blind (4/2023)
Dave Simeone (4/2023)
Jeff Ramsey (4/2024)
Tim Noon (4/2024)


Village Trustee Kristin Cameron
Jeff Stoll, DPW Streets Foreman

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