Jonesboro Urban Forestry Council

Mission & Goals

The Jonesboro Urban Forestry Council was created by Ordinance No. 3588 on October 18, 2005.  The purpose and intent of the Council is to advise the City Council on urban forestry and advocate the role of trees as a critical part of the urban infrastructure.

We Inspire People to Plant, Nurture, and Celebrate Trees

Our mission is to improve and sustain Jonesboro's Urban Forest by fostering a safe, healthy, and diverse tree canopy to enhance the area's natural beauty and foster the prosperity of Jonesboro.

Jonesboro Urban Forestry Council Goals & Objectives (PDF)

Board Information


 Staggered, two-year terms.

Membership Structure

The committee shall be composed of seven voting members:

  • One representative of the state forestry commission
  • One representative an employee of City Water and Light
  • One representative member a nurseryman, professional horticulturalist or landscape architect
  • Four residents of the city at large with an interest in urban forestry or arboriculture
  • Three council officers, Secretary, Chair, and Co-Chair
  • Three non-voting ex officio members, Two City Employees and One from Keep Jonesboro Beautiful

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.

Meeting Information

Time: 11:30 A.M.
Date: 3rd Monday, Monthly

Location: City Administration Building – 1st Floor Conference Room 
 300 S Church Street
 Jonesboro, AR 72401