Tree Board

The Tree Board assists the City Manager in developing comprehensive tree management and preservation programs for the city. The Board also serves as a clearinghouse for information on trees. 

The Tree Board consists of nine members, one of which may be a City Council member. Each member serves a three-year term, except for the Councilmember, who serves a one year term. The director of the Department of Public Works serves as an ex-officio member of the Tree Board.


2019 Fall Tree Planting Program
The beauty of Berkley's tree-lined streets is a result of the successful Tree Planting Program that allows residents to purchase beautiful trees at a reasonable cost every year. The young trees that are planted are about 1½ inches in diameter and approximately 10 feet tall. 

Click here for the Tree Planting Program information packet and Order Form. Deadline to submit order form and payment: Friday, August 16, 2019.
Prohibited Species of Public Trees

In order to promote native plant species diversity and to prevent the loss of habitat due to the spread of naturalized non-native plant species, please click here for a list of prohibited trees

 Board Member  Term Expires
 Lisa Fritsch  July 2021
 Margaret Grassa (Chairperson)  July 2021
 Kathleen Karlis  July 2021
 Robert Lathrop  July 2021
 Tricia A. Losey  July 2020
 Robert Penkala  July 2022
 Molly Schneider  July 2021
 Sandra Sekora  July 2020
 Kim Wilt  July 2021
 Anthony Turner (student rep)  October 2020

Council Liaison: Dennis Hennen

Click here for agendas & minutes. To view the enabling legislation surrounding the Tree Board, click here. Questions or comments for the board can be directed to DPW Director Derrick Schueller at or 248-658-3390.

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