Tree Board

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Meetings will be held monthly as the initial Tree Management Plan and Official Tree List are developed, then reduced to quarterly after these documents are in place. Raymore City Hall, 100 Municipal Circle 


The Tree Board consists of five members comprised of three citizens appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the City Council; the city arborist and the Parks and Recreation Director. Board members serve one-year terms and term expirations are shown following each name:

Jenny Riggs  Regular member July 2020
Bill Rust Regular member July 2021
Paula Diaz Regular member July 2022
Steve Rulo Arborist, City of Raymore
Nathan Musteen Parks & Recreation Director


The Tree Board exists to study, investigate and advise the Park Board and City Council regarding the care, preservation, pruning, planting, replanting, removal and disposition of trees. The Tree Board will prepare, and update as needed, a Tree Management Plan that includes goals for the city arboriculture efforts and information on tree trimming requirements. This Board will also prepare and annually update an Official Tree List that designates species of trees not recommended for planting in the city, along with a designation of tree species permitted to be planted on street right-of-way in the city.

Additionally, the Tree Board prepares the proposal for the annual city budget for tree planting and maintenance activities, educates the community on the advantages of trees and their planting and maintenance, assists the city in preparing an annual Arbor Day proclamation and observance, and assists the city in becoming certified as a Tree City USA.


For more information, contact Steve Rulo at 816-892-3108 or at

Get Involved

If you are interested in volunteering on one of these boards, commissions, or committees, either complete and submit the online volunteer form or print a Boards, Commissions, and Committee Volunteer Form and return to:

Jeanie Woerner - City Clerk
100 Municipal Circle
Raymore, MO 64083
Phone: 816-331-3324

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