What Have We Done Lately?

What is the Beautification Commission?

What Have We Done Lately?

The PG Beautification & Shade Tree Commission has been very busy the past few years working on several projects to enhance and beautify our wonderful City. These projects range from planting trees to water conservation, from working on a City tree list to coordinating with the Parks department on park maintenance. Here are some details of our most recent projects.

City Tree Lists

In 2013 the Mayor and the City Council asked the City Beautification Advisory Commission to compile a list of trees that would be a good choice for planting in Pleasant Grove. That list was completed and delivered to city staff members for their approval and revisions, then forwarded to the city council. It is available online as the PG City Tree Guide.

Arbor Day Celebration and Tree Planting

Each year, the PG Beautification & Shade Tree Commission oversees the Annual Arbor Day Celebration. This event occurs the Saturday following Labor Day and consists of an opening ceremony, plantings of trees to improve a City property, and a recognition of PG City’s involvement in the Tree City USA program. Each year, a Boy Scout Eagle candidate is identified to organize and coordinate this event with the oversight of the Commission. This event has been a center point for the tree planting efforts of PG City and has enhanced many properties, parks and green space.

Water Conservation Awareness and Education Plan

With our water needs continually increasing and our water resources dwindling, it has become imperative for PG City to do everything possible to conserve our water. To help with this effort, the PG Beautification & Shade Tree Commission has been busy creating a Water Conservation Awareness and Education Plan. In coordination with PG Public Works, the Commission is launching a three pronged approach of education, regulation, and monitoring to help maximize the conservation efforts. This plan consists of many options to help residents, businesses, churches, and schools within the City limits to become involved in helping conserve the precious resources of water. To learn more about this effort, please review our water conservation information.

Strawberry Days Garden Tour

During the 2014 Strawberry Days celebrations, the PG Beautification & Shade Tree Commission held the first ever Strawberry Days Garden Tour. This tour included 11 amazing gardens and yards from within City boundaries being showcased for their beauty, uniqueness, or environmental awareness. This tour became such an instant hit that the Commission will be providing this event each year during our City celebration. If you know a yard that would be a great addition, please feel free to nominate it for the tour.

Our New Website

We have been hard at work putting this new website together.  This site will become the source of all the information regarding our roll in our City.  We will be updating information regularly and adding new items as they are available.  Please let us know if you have suggestions on how to make this site a better resource for all the PG citizens.

Yard of The Month and Holiday Lights

Each month of the Summer (June, July, and August), the PG Beautification & Shade Tree Commission searches high and low throughout all eleven neighborhoods looking for amazing yards to showcase for the month.  Yards that show amazing beauty, major improvements, or climate friendly plantings are determined.  A sign is then put in the yard of choice and remains for the month.  At the end of the month, the sign will be moved to the next Yard of the Month and a small gift is shared with the home owners.  We highlight these winners each month in the City Newsletter.  We are appreciative of all the hard work home owners do to help make our City and neighborhoods beautiful and inviting.  You can see some of the previous winners on our Yard of The Month page.

Along with Yard of The Month, the Commission searches for amazing Holiday decoration and light displays in each of our neighborhoods in early December.  The displays awarded are those done by the homeowners showing creativity and beauty.  The Commission awards a small gift and presents the Winners in the January City Newsletter.  You can see some of the previous winners on our Holiday Lights page.

Parks Management Thank You Dinner

Each year, the PG City Beautification & Shade Tree Commission partners with the Parks and Recreation Department on maintenance of the PG City Parks.  The Parks department works diligently all summer long to maintain our wonderful parks and green spaces.  During those months, the Commission reviews each park regularly and rates the park.  At the end of the summer, the ratings are tallied and a winner is chosen.  The Commission then hosts a “Thank You” dinner for all Parks personnel and their families to thank them for all their hard work through the summer.  The winner is awards a small gift and certificate for their amazing efforts.  We are so grateful for a fantastic Parks department and all that they do to make our City a awesome place to enjoy parks and recreation space.