Decorah Tree Board

Our Mission

Our Board encourages community residents to plant trees so that future generations may enjoy the benefits of reduced pollution, a more beautiful city, increased habitat for wildlife, and the conservation of energy from the natural air conditioning and wind protection that a diverse tree cover provides.


City Forester: Sam Hogenson

Tree Board:

Extension Service:


Iowa Urban Forester:

DNR District Forester:

  • 515-228-6611

Resource Conservation & Development:

  • 319-864-7112

Committee Members

Meet Last Thursday of Each Month - City Hall Council Chambers - 5:30 p.m.

3 year terms - 7 members

Name Term Expires Appointment Phone
Name: Scott Timm, Chair Term Expires: 12/31/23 Appointment: 11/20/17 Phone:
Name: Mark Faldet Term Expires: 12/31/24 Appointment: - Phone: 563-387-1425
Name: Donnie Shimek Term Expires: 12/31/25 Appointment: 1/18/22 Phone: 563-202-0828
Name: Aaron TerBeest Term Expires: 12/31/25 Appointment: 1/18/22 Phone: 507-951-3675
Name: Dick Guilgot Term Expires: 12/31/24 Appointment: 3/21/18 Phone: 563-382-6434
Name: Drew Pellett Term Expires: 12/31/24 Appointment: 1/7/19 Phone: 563-382-5779
Name: Tina Hall Term Expires: 12/31/23 Appointment: 4/5/19 Phone: 906-235-1169
Name: Sam Hogenson, City Forester Term Expires: Appointment: Phone: 563-277-5153