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 the third Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in the City’s Community Development Building located at 305 SW A Street, Bentonville, AR 72712. 


Click here to view the by-laws.

Tree & Landscape Advisory Committee Members

Name  Phone & 
Term Expires Ex-officio
Scott Eccleston (479) 418-5731 11/14/2020 No
Nathan Lembke (479) ###-#### 7/25/2023 No
David Short  (479) 936-6089 5/23/2023 No
Jon Terlouw
Phone Number
12/31/2021 Yes
Ralph Weber (479) 254-8262 12/31/2021 No
Jessie Wagner
(479) 774-0837
8/11/2023 No
Gulizar Baggson
(479) 715-1675
8/11/2023 No

Award Nomination Forms

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.

To nominate, please fill out this form

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.

City Staff Contact

For more information, please contact Danielle Semsrott, AICP, Senior Planner, via email or phone at (479) 271-6827.