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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 Planting Guide & List of Recommended Species - 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 ext 2109

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

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