Tree Board

Shade covered street in summertime with cars parked along each side


As a community, we are dedicated to nurturing, caring for and preserving the beautiful trees in our village. 

The River Grove Tree Board was established in 1995 to oversee all aspects of our village tree population. The board is composed of at least five members from our River Grove Beautification Committee serving without compensation. Meetings are held as needed to create and oversee the annual tree plan for the village.

Based on work completed by the Public Works Department during the previous year, the Tree Board meets to develop a tree plan for the upcoming year for the Village Board to approve.

Arbor Day, April 27th

Every year on Arbor Day, the last Friday in April, the Beautification Committee hosts a tree planting ceremony in town. We invite sixth grade students from each school, a school band, and a distinguished speaker to the ceremony. We also host a bird house decorating contest.

This year we will be planting three new trees around the new playground at Rhodes School at 10:00 AM to provide shade and to keep our town looking beautiful.


  • Brent Leder, Chair
  • Santia Joyce
  • Matthew McBrien
  • Tracy Aller
  • Patsy Aller


Meetings are scheduled as needed and are held at:

Village Hall Conference Room
2621 N. Thatcher Avenue
River Grove, IL 60171