Project Team of the Citizens' Implementation Committee
The Tree Team is scheduled to meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm at various parks or at Town Hall. Meeting schedules are subject to change as necessary. Call Town Hall for more information or send an email to Andy Corino.
The Tree Team serves to watch over the Town's community forest, which includes all trees and woodlands growing on Town-owned land such as Town parks, cemeteries, and the Town Hall campus. The Town is very fortunate to have trained arborists, naturalists, and environmental educators on the Tree Team and is extremely grateful for their time. Tree Team members have advised the Town on general tree health including proper pruning techniques, disease treatments, insect infestations and the presence of invasive species. They also advise on hazardous tree removals.
The team was created in early 2020 as a Project Team falling under the Citizens' Implementation Committee, which serves to implement the goals in the Town's Comprehensive Plan. The team now serves as an advisory group reporting directly to the Town Board. The Tree team's work helps to achieve the Town's goals of protecting its natural resources and enhancing the quality of life for residents and the community.
Tree Team Reports
2023-07-11 Tree Report - Onanda Park
2023-05-06 Tree Report - Tilton Cemetery, Cooley Cemetery, Peanut Line Trail, Sand Hill Cemetery
2022-08-08 Tree Report - Miller Park, Bliss Road section
2022-06-20 Tree Report - Tilton Cemetery, Cooley Cemetery, Peanut Line Trail, Sand Hill Cemetery, Hunn Cemetery
2022-05-09 Tree Report - Pierce Park, Lucas Cemetery, McJannett Park, Academy Cemetery
2022-04-23 Tree Report - Onanda Park
2021-10-11 Tree Report - Miller Park
2021-09-15 Minutes (joint Meeting with City Tree Advisory Board)
2021-05-08 Tree Report - Remington Cemetery, Pierce Park, McJannett Park, Onanda Park Uplands
2021-05-05 Minutes (joint Meeting with City Tree Advisory Board)
2020-10-17 Tree Report - Town Hall Campus, Outhouse Park, Blue Heron Park
2020-09-26 Tree Report - School House Park, Onana Park Lakeside, Academy Cemetery, Lucas Cemetery, Hunn Cemetery
Tree Sponsorship Program
You can now have a tree planted at a Town Park in honor of someone special or to celebrate an occaision. The cost of the program is $400 and includes a tree planted at a participating park and an engraved stone. You can pick the park from the list and the Tree Team will choose an appropriate tree species that will thrive in that location. This program was created in partnership with the Parks, Trails, & Recreation Committee.
Dennis Brewer, Chairperson
Edith Davey, Conservation Educator, Environmental Conservation Board Member
Gary Kochersberger, Environmental Conservation Board Member
Bob Lacourse, Planning Board Member
Dan Marion Jr., Arborist
Eric Obenauer, Environmental Conservation Board Member
Ellen Polimeni, City Tree Advisory Board Representative
Andy Corino, Staff Liaison