Tree Commission FAQ
is a shade tree?
A.) Trees that are on a city-owned property not included in the parks
What are the primary duties of the Shade Tree
A.) - Establish policies that guide the overall community tree program.
- Educate the public about
the benefits of trees and proper tree care.
- Obtain funding to support
the community tree program
How do I get involved with the Shade Tree Commission?
A.) You can become a tree steward and help maintain the watering,
weeding and pruning of assigned
What benefit is created by a tree?
A.) There are environmental, economic, and social benefits.
What department of the City has oversight of
the Shade Tree
A.) The Shade Tree Commission is housed in the Mayor’s Office.
Are there any neighborhoods which are actively
involved with the
Shade Tree Commission?
A.) Community organizations from Lawrenceville, Friendship and Carrick
have been very active in forming partnerships in tree plantings.
Do shade trees have a positive effect or negative effect on
A.) Shade trees don’t have any negative effect on business.