The Legacy of Greenery Committee, Overland Park's official Tree Board, promotes landscaping throughout the city by advocating and encouraging the proper planting and maintenance of trees, shrubs, flowers and turf. Overland Park has been recognized as a Tree City USA for over 35 years, and this committee is to credit. You may have seen their friendly mascot Forest the Fox at events or his friend Scoundrel in the Legacy Garden at the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Garden.
The Legacy of Greenery Committee meets monthly sponsors a number of annual activities:
- Arbor Day Seedling Give-Away
- Arbor Day Poster Contest
- Forest the Fox children's trading cards
- 2015 Landscape Excellence Awards
If you'd like to know more about the committee or events, contact the city forester.