Tree Board/Honor Tree Program

The Tree Board’s mission is to preserve the natural beauty of the mountain through tree advocacy and education. It sponsors an Arbor Day Celebration in October of each year; plants trees; provides information on best management practices to maintain healthy trees to the general public, builders, developers, local garden clubs, scout troops, hiking clubs, etc.; operates an Invasive Species Removal Program; and, manages the Town’s Honor Tree Program.

Honor Tree Story Map as of March 2024

Tree Canopy Presentation

To Contact the Board, email:
Staff Support: Louis Brill,
Council Liaison: Councilmember - Charles Poss,
Meetings: Fourth Thursday of the month, 5:30 pm, Signal Mountain Library

Honor Tree Program

The Honor Tree Program enables individuals or groups to donate trees to honor special people, to commemorate important events, and to create living memorials for loved ones. For a tax-deductible donation of $200, the Tree Board will plant an Honor Tree and install a special marker inscribed with the name of the honoree, the donor, the tree species and the date of planting.

Honor Trees may be donated at any time, but planting takes place October to March to ensure survival. The Tree Board will recommend a tree species and a site on Town property. Honor Tree brochures and order forms are available at the Town Hall or may be downloaded here: