Prairie Village Tree Board Upcoming Events
Meetings: The Tree Board meets the first Wednesday of every month at 6:00pm. Meetings are usually held at the City of Prairie Village Public Works Building located at 3535 Somerset Drive. For more information check out the City's calendar or contact Suzanne Lownes at (913)385-4640.
Arbor Day Event
The Prairie Village Tree Board holds an annual Arbor Day event where a tree is planted in recognition of Arbor Day. Nominations may be made to designate an Arbor Day Honoree.
Arbor Day Honorees is an opportunity for the community to recognize the efforts and contributions of outstanding individuals who have made a difference in Prairie Village. Their efforts should have had a positive and lasting impact on the community; they may be living or deceased individuals or couples and may have served the community in any capacity. Nominations are accepted until the last day in February. You may download a nomination form.
Fall Seminar - October
The Prairie Village Tree Board hosts an Annual Fall Seminar the first Wednesday in October in the Council Chambers at City Hall at 7700 Mission Rd.
Prairie Village Arboretum
The Prairie Village Tree Board is establishing an Arboretum that consists of numerous tree species throughout the Prairie Village Park System. The mission is to enhance citizen participation in continued development of the parks, establish a friendship and memory gift vehicle for pledges, establish an award to be made each year on Arbor Day, create a wildlife habitat, and to establish a wedding arbor in Porter Park. Those who are interested can make gifts to the Friends of the Prairie Village Arboretum fund set up through the Municipal Foundation. To donate or get more information go to www.prairievillagefoundation.org.
Tree Planting Information
The Prairie Village Tree Board has an approved list of trees that can be planted in the City right-of-way. Please check out the list of Approved Trees [PDF]. Another good resource for tree information is the National Arbor Day Foundation website.
Prairie Village Named Tree City USA® Community by the Arbor Day Foundation
The Arbor Day Foundation announced that Prairie Village, KS, was named a Tree City USA community for its commitment to urban forestry. Click on the Tree City USA news link to read more.