Tree Advisory Board

Mission


To encourage the preservation of green space and the environment by encouraging the village, through a group of concerned volunteer citizens charged by ordinance, with reviewing and making recommendations as to developing and administering a comprehensive tree management program.

Purpose


The Tree Advisory Board reviews the village's master street tree plan and other plans relating to trees in parks and public places and proposes revisions to the Village Council. The advisory board may make recommendations as to the public education aspects of the program. Recommendations are guided by the criteria of the National Arbor Day Foundation's Street Tree USA Program criteria and guidelines. The board also assists in the creation of a garden club within the village.

Scope



Duties: The Tree Advisory Board shall review and propose revisions to the Village's Master Street Tree Plan and plans relating to trees for all village parks and public places for review and action by Village staff and the Village Council. The Board is to issue recommendations to the Village Council for all program acquisitions or modifications in accordance with this division. The Advisory Board may take recommendations as to the public education aspects of the program. The Public Works Director, or his/her designee, shall be the liaison to the advisor board, shall prepare a budget for staff and other expenditures necessary to operate the program and shall deliver a written annual report to the Village Council. The Advisory Board will undertake all activities directed or requested by either the Village Manager or Village Council. The Advisory Board shall be guided by the criteria of the National Arbor Day Foundation's Street Tree USA Program criteria and guidelines. The Tree Advisory board is also directed to coordinate and assist in the creation of a garden club within the Village. 

Chairperson & Liaisons:
Council Liaison: Vice Mayor John DuBois
Staff Liaison: Dionisio Torres 
Chairman: Henry Clifford

Membership


Advisory board members serve for two-year, under staggered terms. Members must be knowledgeable in at least one of the identified fields of: urban planning; landscape architecture; or be a tree-related professional such as a forestry professor, nursery operator, arborist, or be an other environmental civic activist.

In the event of a vacancy, interested parties should submit an application to the Village Clerk. For more information, please contact the Public Services Department.

Members


  • Henry Clifford
  • Craig Grossenbacher
  • Don Pybas
  • Anthony A. Sabbag
  • Rainer Schael
Council Liaison:  Vice Mayor John DuBois

Did You Know...there are certain tree varieties that may be planted under power lines.  These are slow growth trees that do not pose a threat to the power lines.  


Not sure where to plant a new tree?  Visit FPL's "Right Tree, Right Place"webpage for more information. 

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