An ordinance to establish a Tree Board was passed by the Council in 2012. The Tree
Board is limited to 7 members. Council member is a nonvoting member. The other
nonvoting member is the certified City Arborist. The first certified arborist was Mike
Hayman. The current certified arborist is Caroline Westfall. The Board generally meets
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The Tree Board's main objective is to promote the expansion of a healthy tree canopy
and to ensure that the existing trees are not a danger to the public. It submits an
application to the Arbor Day Foundation annually to maintain its Tree City USA status.
A written yearly work plan is submitted to the Council for approval.
The Board hosts an annual Arbor Day, with an educational component, i.e. a pruning
demonstration or how to plant a tree correctly, etc. It also offers Windy Hills’ residents a
subsidy to plant up to two trees in their yards. The current chairperson is Scott Breland.
An annual Arbor Day Celebration will be planned for 2024. Click here for the Official Proclamation.
The 2023 Arbor Day Celebration is likely to be held in October. More to come.
Please note, there are no minutes for 2020-2021 due to COVID restrictions. Click here for archived minutes.
The Tree Board has set a schedule of meetings for the 2024-25 fiscal year that will be posted on the City web site. The time will be 7:00 pm, unless otherwise noted. Meetings will be held at 5800 Coach Gate Wynde event room, Windy Hills, Kentucky 40207.
● Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at 7:00 p.m.
● Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at 7:00 p.m.