The Berne Tree Board was created in 1993 and has established the City of Berne as a designated”Tree City USA” every year since its formation. The seven member board meets on an as needed basis and has the responsibility to plant trees in the city easement according to city ordinance. Among other responsibilities and duties, the board is responsible to inspect and evaluate the health of trees in the city easement. The board is responsible in the celebration of Arbor Day every year by strategically planting a tree or trees.
Any property owner who has a concern about a tree they feel needs to be evaluated and is in city easement, may come to the City Building to fill out a Tree Application or may download and print the form and submit the application in person at the Berne City Building, 158 W Franklin Street.