Tree & Landscape Advisory Committee

Committee Description

The City of Bentonville’s Tree and Landscape Advisory Committee serves as an advisory committee to Planning Commission, City Council and city staff working to maintain, improve, renew and protect the urban forest in public rights-of-way, as well as to share information with the public, enhance appreciation of trees, promote proper tree care, and encourage participation in the development of Bentonville’s urban forest.

Regular Meetings

The Tree & Landscape Advisory Committee meets via Zoom the third Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. To listen in via Zoom, please contact Baylea Birchfield via email or call (479) 271-3122 for the Zoom link. 

By-Laws

Click here to view the by-laws.

  1. Comprehensive Planning

    Physical Address
    305 SW A Street
    Bentonville, AR 72712

    Phone: 479-271-3122

  2. Baylea Birchfield

    Planning Technician


T& L PROGRAMS

Landscape Awards

The Landscaping of the Month Award recognizes the hard work and pride exhibited by Bentonville residents because we are proud to have a community that strives to beautify the exterior of their homes and businesses.

It was created to recognize Bentonville residents and business owners who have improved and maintained the exterior landscaping of their home or business. It is intended to inspire others to take pride in their property, improve their landscaping, pick up litter, and to improve quality of life.

The evaluation criteria are based on: 1. Consistent maintenance, 2. Tasteful and creative landscaping, 3. Lawn accents, 4. Good use of seasonal color, and 5. Overall appearance.

You may nominate your own or someone else’s landscaping. One residential award and one commercial award are presented monthly, May though October. Landscaping viewed from the street is evaluated. Judging is completed by the city’s Tree & Landscape Advisory Committee.

Winners are honored by the Mayor at City Council, presented with a decorative yard sign, and featured in the City newsletter.

Click below to submit a nomination:Nominate_button

Tree Giveaways

The Tree and Landscape Advisory Committee, in partnership with the Bentonville Parks Conservancy and Steaurt Walton and the Walton Family Foundation sponsor a tree giveaway in the fall and the spring for residents in the Bentonville city limits. 

To be added to a notification list as details become available, please click below. 

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NOTE: This does NOT pre-register you for the tree giveaway; it is simply a communication tool. 

Tree City USA

Bentonville has earned and maintained Tree City USA status for 22 consecutive years and received the Tree City USA Growth Award in 2005 and 2011.


Tree & Landscape Advisory Committee Members

Name  Phone & 
Email 
Term Expires Ex-officio
Open Position 
(###) ###-####
Email 
TBD No
Nathan Lembke, Chair (###) ###-#### 7/25/2023 No
David Short  (479) 936-6089 5/23/2023 No
Holly Hook, City Council
(479) 366-7727
12/31/2021 Yes
Ralph Weber (479) 254-8262 12/31/2021 No
Jessie Wagner, Vice-Chair
(479) 774-0837
8/11/2023 No
Gulizar Baggson
(479) 715-1675
8/11/2023 No