Tree Commission
Meeting Schedule
This board meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:15 PM in the Mayor's Conference Room at City Hall.
Board Members

Wilson, James (Chairperson)

Smith, Jean

Blanchard, Roger

Gregory, Steve

Wozniak, Kevin

Merkel, Dennis

Tyler Perron

Collins, Greg (City Commission Liason)

To study, investigate, develop, amend, and administer a written plan for the care, preservation, pruning, planting, replanting, removal or disposition of trees and shrubs in parks, along streets and in other public areas. Such plan will be presented to the city commission and upon its acceptance and approval shall constitute the official comprehensive City Tree Plan for the City of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. The tree commission, when requested by the city commission, shall consider, investigate, make finding, report and recommend upon any special matter of question coming within the scope of its work.

To review plans for tree maintenance for all utility companies planning on conducting tree maintenance within the public rights-of-way.

To recommend an annual budget to the city manager for various tree activities within the city including anticipated revenues and expenses relating to providing trimming, removal, planting and professional services needed to maintain city trees.

To pursue fund raising activities including obtaining public or private grants or gifts, memorials, honorary tree planting, and the creation of an endowment fund for maintaining trees within the city.

To advise the city manager, city administration, and other boards and commissions on various land use standards relating to tree and landscaping requirements for public and private developments.

To advise the city manager on methods to purchase and produce public trees for street and park planting.

To educate city employees, utility companies and private citizens on proper tree planting and renovation activities.

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