Urban Forestry Advisory Board

The Urban Forestry Advisory Board, formerly known as the Tree and Landscape Advisory Committee, was created by Ordinance 5426 on August 2, 2011. The Tree and Landscape Advisory Committee was originally created by Ordinance 3699 on April 20, 1993 and amended on June 16, 1998 by Ordinance 4099 which redefined the composition, powers, and duties of the committee. Ordinance 6196 passed on July 2, 2019 amending the ordinance to expand opportunities for Fayetteville Residents to serve on city boards, commissions and committees.

The purpose and intent of the Board is to advise the City Council on urban forestry and arboricultural related issues as an integral part of the City's green infrastructure and to sit as the Wildland-Urban Interface: Firewise Advisory Board to advise the City Council on wildland and urban development related issues as an integral part of the City's fire protection program and green infrastructure.

Meeting Videos

To view meeting recordings, visit our past meeting video archives.


Staggered, two-year terms.

Membership Structure

The committee shall be composed of seven members:

  • One representative of the land development community
  • One representative of the tree service community
  • One representative from the University of Arkansas with knowledge of urban forestry or arboriculture practices
  • Four residents of the city at large with an interest in urban forestry or arboriculture

In the event no application for a position as a representative from a specific discipline is received, the position may be filled by any resident of the city.


Vacancies on the committee are filled by appointment from the governing body of the City.

Public Notification

A weekly meetings list is prepared by the Office of the City Clerk Treasurer; it is distributed to the press and posted online.