Tree Commission


Winterset Tree Commission Recommended Trees

The following trees have been recommended and approved as tree species suitable for planting in the city right-of-way:

Common NameLatin Name
American HophornbeamOstrya Virginiana
American HornbeamCarpinus Caroliniana
Bald CypressTaxodium distichum
Bitternut HickoryCary cordiformis
Burr OakQuercus macrocarpa
Chinkapin OakQuercus muehlenbergii
Crabapples (Columnar)Malus
Freeman MapleAcer Freemanii
Ginko (Male Only)Ginko Biloba
HackberryCeltis occidentalis
Kentucky Coffee treeGymnocladus dioicus
Little Leaf LindenTilia cordata
Norway mapleAcer plantanoides
Red OakQuercus Rubrum
Silver LindenTilia tomentosa
Sugar MapleAcer Saccharum
Swamp White OakQuercus bicolor
Thornless Honey LocustGleditsia Tricanthos
White OakQuercus Alba

Not Recommended or Approved Trees

Not recommended or approved for use in right-of-way areas in the City of Winterset:

  • Ash, All Varieties
  • Black Locust
  • Box Elder
  • Buckthorn
  • Cottonwood
  • Ginko (Female)
  • Honey Locust
  • Russian Olive
  • Silver Maple
  • Tree of Heaven
  • Willow, All Varieties

Note: Maple trees are not being recommended for street planting at this time in an effort to diversify the current tree canopy in Winterset.


Meetings are held monthly and the public is encouraged to attend.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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The Tree Commission consists of five (5) members of which at least three (3) shall reside within the corporate city limits.  Two (2) members may reside outside the corporate city limits but shall reside within the Winterset Community School District.

Board Members

Name Term End Date
Don Eyerly 12-31-2025
Kevin Johnson 12-31-2025
Frances Main 12-31-2024
Jeff Johnston 12-31-2024
Patty Weeks 12-31-2025