Urban Tree Advisory Committee

The Grants Pass Urban Tree Advisory Committee was established on March 2, 1988, to review, develop and implement programs and activities which promote, protect and enhance the urban forest as a part of the Tree City USA program.

Committee responsibilities include:
  • Activities to promote interest in the value of urban trees through community education, scheduling arbor events and encouraging tree planting and care
  • Reviewing the urban forestry program and making recommendations to the Council regarding that program
Through committee and city efforts, the City of Grants Pass has been named "Tree City USA" by the National Arbor Day Foundation for the past 26 years.


  • Dave Russell, Chair
  • Bill Reinert
  • James Love
  • Dan McBerty
  • Michael Holzinger
  • Michelle Keip
  • Willow Burnett-DePew
  • Jeff Soash
  • Dan DeYoung, Council Liaison
  • Jeff Nelson, City Staff Liaison
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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"Trees and their many benefits to our communities have never been more important. Proper tree planting and care today will help ensure cleaner, healthier, more tree-filled cities and towns tomorrow."

- John Rosenow, President, National Arbor Day Foundation