Tree Commission

List of 2024 Tree Commission Meeting Dates

Master List of City of Highland 2024 Meeting Dates

The Highland Tree Commission is a committee of Highland residents that are appointed by the mayor.  These individuals are responsible for maintenance, inventory, and growing our urban forest.
Terms / Meetings
The Tree Commission members serve 3-year staggered terms.  They meet the first Tuesday of every other month, beginning in February, at 4:00 PM, at the Korte Recreation Center, #1 Nagel Drive. 
Mark Rosen, Director of Parks & Recreation
Phone:  618-651-1386


Larry Brammer, Chairman
Term Expires:  July 2024
My name is Larry Brammer,   Since my retirement as an electronic technician for the Washington DC subway system and our move to Illinois, I have enjoyed being more active in a variety of environmental groups such as the Illinois Native Plant Society, Heartland Conservancy, Audubon Society and the Sierra Club.  As a master naturalist I enjoy working with private and public property owners to improve their wildlife habitat.  My wife and I also care for our two granddaughters during the work week.  

Steve Pfettscher
Term Expires:  July 2024
My name is Heather Warren and I am originally from Niceville, FL.  We ended up stationed  at Scott AFB after our 4 year tour in Germany due to the military.  My husband retired from the military and we chose Highland, IL as our home about 6 years ago.  We have 3 boys, 2 who have graduated and one that is currently attending school here in Highland.  When I am not being a mom/wife, I am an artist and have been for 9 years, and I am also a Genealogist helping adoptees find their birth parents through DNA and research. 

Kurt Vonder Haar
Term Expires:  July 2024

Thomas D. Friedrich
Term Expires:  July 2025

Kathryn Comish
Term Expires:  July 2025

Term Expires:  July 2025

Linda Montayne
Term Expires:  July 2026
Linda Montayne is a retired library associate and a former founding member of the Highland Parks and Recreation Commission. She volunteers for Partners for Pets in Troy, Illinois, and is a member of the Carlinville Writer's Guild. She is an active member of Highland Hope Church (UMB) where she serves on a number of committees and is Chairperson of the Missions Committee.  In her spare time she enjoys her two cats, Saylor and Jades, reads, dances, and enjoys most outdoor activities such as bicycling the Madison County trails and walking.  She is also a political and environmental activist.