Tree Board

Mission Statement

The Noblesville Tree Board's mission is to share industry accepted best practices for proper tree selection, planting, and maintenance with our community.  The preservation of existing trees and the increase in healthy new trees will contribute to the ecological, economic, mental, and physical health of our community. To contact the Noblesville Tree Board, please email [email protected]

Tree Board

From left: Jennifer Roberts, Leslie Taljaard, Sandra Lynch, Ashley Mulis and Fred Pfau.

The Tree Board is responsible for the development of a master plan for the care, preservation, pruning, planting, removal and disposition of street trees in the City of Noblesville. They will coordinate its efforts with related projects of such groups as the Park Board, Plan Commission and the Street Department.

The Tree Board meets in Room 213 at Noblesville City Hall at 5:00 p.m. on the following dates:

January 9, 2023

February 6, 2023

March 6, 2023

April 10, 2023

May 1, 2023

June 5, 2023

August 7, 2023

September 11, 2023

October 2, 2023

November 6, 2023

December 4, 2023

Board Members

  • Ashley Mulis, President
  • Leslie Taljaard, Resident Member
  • Jennifer Roberts, Common Council Liaison
  • John Easley, Urban Forester

Tree City USA

The City of Noblesville has continued to earn the designation of Tree City USA for the past 32 years. The city has held this designation longer than any other city in Hamilton County.

The Tree City USA program started in 1979. Only four cities in Indiana that have participated longer than Noblesville – Bloomington, Indianapolis, Elkhart and Angola. Noblesville received Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: a tree board or department; a tree-care ordinance; an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita; and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the United States Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. For more information about the program, visit


Earth Day/Arbor Fest

With Arbor Day set for the last Friday in April, the Noblesville Tree Board will mark the day and Noblesville’s Tree City USA status at noon on April 30, 2022 with a proclamation by the mayor’s office, along with a tree-planting initiative. Events include a #ShowUsYourTree social media contest and will be giving away seedlings and 3-gallon shade trees at the Riverwalk Trailhead parking lot west of 5th Street, next to Riverside Cemetery. 

Starting at 10 a.m., the Tree Board will be giving away 3-gallon shade trees to the first 50 Noblesville residents who arrive and sign one of the Clear Choices Clean Water pledges in an effort to protect Indiana Waterways. For more information about Clear Choices Clean Water, visit 100 Shagbark Hickory seedlings will also be available for residents.

The City of Noblesville and Tree Board will hold a tree planting along the White River and volunteers are needed to help! Two volunteer shifts are available and registration links are below:

9 a.m.-Noon

Noon-3 p.m.

Helpful Resources

Noblesville Street Tree Ordinance

Arboricultural Specifications Manual

Noblesville Approved Tree Species List

Noblesville Undesirable Tree Species List

The Arbor Day Foundation


Purdue University Extension, Forestry and Natural Resources

Find an Arborist and Tree Resources

Take a Tree Pledge for Noblesville

How to Plant a Coniferous Tree

How to Plant a Deciduous Tree

How to Mulch Properly

Local Tree Species Information and Advice