Lebanon Tree Advisory Board

Purpose / Charge 

The Tree Advisory Board shall provide support, education, and advocacy for trees in the City of Lebanon. This Board was created by the City Manager and, working through the Recreation, Arts, and Parks Department, the Board shall:

1. Promote tree health and vibrancy through proper planning, documentation, protection, education, planting programs, and advocacy throughout the City, and communicate with other interested boards annually.

2. Share educational resources to assist landowners with the establishment and care of trees on private property.

3. Consult and coordinate with City administration and boards regarding existing policies and future projects affecting trees. These include City and State public works and public utilities projects.

4. Establish policies for consideration and adoption by the City Manager that provide clear directives for planting, maintaining, and/or removing trees from public spaces and rights of way. 

5. Seek funding opportunities from organizations and individuals to support tree initiatives.

6. Partner with local utility companies to better understand their requirements, and to educate residents of Lebanon about their rights and responsibilities with respect to trees and utilities.

7. Establish a GIS data collection system that treats trees in public spaces as critical infrastructure. This includes data on urban tree canopy, heat islands, and flood prevention.

Membership

Board members shall be appointed by the City Manager and consist of six citizen members and one Conservation Commission member, who will serve staggered 3-year terms. Other City department staff shall provide a liaison when appropriate (Recreation, Arts, & Parks, Planning & Development, Public Works Departments).

Members shall elect a chair, vice-chair, and secretary.

A volunteer Tree Warden who has demonstrated proficient knowledge or training and experience with tree health shall sit on the Board, ex officio.

Meetings

Meetings shall be held at the call of the chair or when requested by the Director of Recreation, Arts, and Parks.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Media recordings of City meetings are posted within 48 hours following the meeting date. Minutes are posted following approval. View Agendas, Minutes, and Media

Contact Information

To contact the Tree Advisory Board, please use our Boards and Committees Contact Form.

Members

  • Andrew Garthwaite, Citizen Member
    Term: 9/21 to 9/24
  • Charles Dupuy, Citizen Member
    Term: 9/21 to 9/24
  • Mary Maxfield, Citizen Member
    Term: 9/21 to 9/23
  • Kelsey Haigh, Citizen Member
    Term: 9/21 to 9/23
  • Susan Johnson, Citizen Member
    Term: 9/22 to 9/25
  • Kathleen Corrigan, Citizen Member
    Term: 1/22 to 1/25
  • Sarah Riley, Conservation Commission Representative
  • Vacant, Volunteer Tree Warden, Ex Officio