When the Greenscape Commission needed a logo to represent our mission, we turned to the students at Beech Grove Middle School to come up with a design. A contest was held in the spring of 2010, with a prize of $50 donated by commission members. We were pleased to select the design submitted by Rachael Lewis. A big thank you to Principal Tom Gearhart, Technology Specialist Michelle Allee, and all the students who participated. Rachel was recognized for her achievement at the school's Awards Day presentation and we are proud to use her logo on our webpages, correspondence, and informational materials.
Contact the Greenscape Commission:
Voicemail: (317) 803-9146
2020 Meeting Minutes
Street Tree Planting Permit
Tree Selection, Maintenance and Landscaping Resources
Tree City USA
2009 Tree Inventory and 2014 Update
Community Day in the Parks
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
KIB Adopt-A-Block Program
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Maps
Indiana Tree Benefits Summary
The Greenscape Commission meets on the third Monday of the month, 5:00pm at the Hornet Park Community Center. For the months of January and February, meetings will be held on the third Tuesday.
December 31, 2023 Angel McKenna (appointed by the Mayor)
December 31, 2023 Matt Nelis (appointed by the Mayor)
December 31, 2020 Sr. Sheila Fitzpatrick, Chairman (appointed by the Mayor)
December 31, 2023 Teresa Lamb, (appointed by the Parks Board)
December 31, 2023 Mary Okragly, (appointed by the City Council)
It shall be the ongoing mission of the Beech Grove Greenscape Commission to assist and advise residents and municipal bodies on how to best maintain and grow the city’s urban forest. The Commission will serve as a resource to educate and guide the public and private sectors on the selection, planting, protection and maintenance of trees and other flora within the city.
The Beech Grove Greenscape Commission was established by Resolution No. 5, 2004 with Special Ordinance No. 8, 2005 being the Tree and Flora Ordinance and Special Ordinance No. 2, 2008 being the Term of Office Amendment. In May of 2013, the City Council approved General Ordinance No. 4, 2013, which incorporates all the provisions of the prior ordinances into the City Code of Ordinances.