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 Christopher Hyatt via email or call (479) 271-3122 for the Zoom link.

  • Meeting Agendas (Click link then go to "Event Categories" and select "Tree and Landscape Advisory Committee")


Click here to view the by-laws.

  1. Comprehensive Planning

    Physical Address
    305 SW A Street
    Bentonville, AR 72712

  2. Taylor Allen

    Community & Economic Development Planner


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. 


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 25 consecutive years and received the Tree City USA Growth Award in 2005 and 2011.

Tree & Landscape Advisory Committee Members

Position Name  Phone & 
Term Expires
1 Jessi Wagner, Chair 
(479) 774-0837

2 Gulizar Baggson (479) 715-1675 12/31/2026
3 Ashley Harris (802) 683-0734 12/31/2025

4 Nathan Lembke
(501) 613-9996

5 Ralph Weber (479) 254-8262 12/31/2024
6 Jeannie McIntire
(479) 531-8492

7 Mark Lankford, Vice Chair

Ex-officio Holly Hook, City Council
(479) 366-7727