About the West Lafayette Tree Friends

Dedicated to growing
and protecting our urban forest.

Learn More About What We Do

The West Lafayette Tree Friends were founded in 1981 with the adoption of the original West Lafayette Landscape Ordinance. We are citizens who care about making West Lafayette greener!

Who We Are

The West Lafayette Tree Friends are a volunteer organization that aims to create and sustain economic, environmental, and physical and mental health benefits in our West Lafayette community through planting and nurturing trees in our public right-of-ways.

Our Mission

Our primary mission is to plant trees and implement landscaping projects in the public right-of-way.  We work in cooperation with property owners to enhance the beauty of the streets of West Lafayette.  Additionally, we complete one or two large planting projects each year.  All Tree Friends initiatives are financed by private donations which are augmented by matching grants when available. Thank you for your support!

Our Strategic Plan

In 2021, we came together to discuss the future and where we want to go. Together, we developed our first strategic plan to guide us to better plant, prune, and protect our urban forest. To view our strategic plan, click here.

Join Us

The West Lafayette Tree Friends meet on the second Tuesday of every month for Tree Friends business. These monthly meetings are open to the public, and all are welcome. Committees for the organization meet throughout the month. Come join the fun and make an impact in West Lafayette!

Where: Margerum City Hall, in the Bean Room, located at 222 N. Chauncey Avenue, West Lafayette IN 47906.

When:  12:00 pm

  • Tuesday, January 11, 2022
  • Tuesday, February 8, 2022
  • Tuesday, March 8, 2022
  • Tuesday, April 12, 2022
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2022
  • Tuesday, June 14, 2022
  • Tuesday, July 12, 2022
  • Tuesday, August 9, 2022
  • Tuesday, September 13, 2022
  • Tuesday, October 11, 2022
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2022
  • Tuesday, December 13, 2022

To learn more on other ways to get involved, click here!

bettering your urban canopy

We're Making an Impact

We're making West Lafayette greener!

16876
+
street trees pruned since 2003
1300
+
trees funded and planted through Operation Releaf since 2010
64
+
tribute trees planted in our community
1800
+
volunteer hours supporting our urban forest in 2021

Our Team

Chair

Dennis Schlott

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Vice Chair

Nanci Forney

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Secretary

Don Wood

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Treasurer

Bill Evers

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Communications

Bill Gass

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At-Large Committee Member; Tribute Tree Coordinator

Becky Fry

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Community Forestry and Greenspace Manager

Bryce Patz

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Make Our City a More Beautiful and Heathier Place to Live

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