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        City Hall

        60 South Main Street
        P.O. Box 48
        Driggs, Idaho 83422

        Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
        Friday 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

        Phone: (208) 354-2362

        General Email: info@driggsidaho.org

        Tree & Beautification Committee

        A designated "Tree City USA" since 2002

        The Tree and Beautification Committee supports the City in its effort to maintain and improve its urban forest and beautify the community. The Tree and Beautification Committee is responsible for planning the annual community Arbor Day celebration.  Both of these efforts have helped the City maintain the designation as a Tree City USA since 2002.

        The Tree & Beautification Committee meets on an as needed basis.  Meetings are held at City Hall and are open to the public.

        If you are interested in volunteering on the committee please fill out an application, or if you would like to participate in an event, please contact Justin Mehlhaff.

        Tree City USA Program

         The Tree City USA program is a national program that provides the framework for community forestry management for cities and towns across America. Communities achieve Tree City USA status by meeting four core standards  of sound urban forestry management: maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and celebrating Arbor Day.

        Driggs Tree Ordinance

        The city established regulations and standards for public trees along our streets and in our parks to ensure the trees are maintained and planted in a way that supports our urban forest. 

        Tree Resources

        Driggs Tree Guide

        The City Tree Guide provides a list of recommended species as well as planting and maintenance information.

        Tree Pruning How-To (USFS)

        Tree Planting How-to Videos

        Monarch Friendly Plants for the Rockies

        Monarch Butterfly Habitat Development & Maintenance

        Plants for Pollinators of the Intermountain West

        Landscaping with Native Plants of the Intermountain Region

        Tree & Beautification Committee

        Gerry Bates

        Community Forester, Committee Member


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        Jim Robertson

        US Forest Service, Committee Member


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        Eva Marmsater

        Committee Member


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        Emily Selleck

        Committee Member


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        Department Contact Information

        Assistant Planner
        Justin Mehlhaff
        jmehlhaff@driggsidaho.org
        208-354-2362

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        60 South Main Street
        Post Office Box 48
        Driggs, Idaho 83422

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