The Tree Board was established in 1995 by the Board of Aldermen to assist in the development of a community tree management program for the care of trees on public property. When requested by the Board of Aldermen, the Tree Board considers, investigates, reports and makes recommendations upon any special matter or question related to trees. As a result, the Board additionally provides educational opportunities to community members and private property owners.
The City of Branson is a member of the National Arbor Day Foundation and recognized by Tree City USA as a Tree Growth Community. As a Tree City USA Community, the City must satisfy prescribed requirements including conducting an annual Arbor Day Program.