MINUTES WINDY HILLS TREE BOARD
FEBRUARY 5, 2015
A meeting of the Windy Hills Tree Board was held on Thursday, February 5, 2015, 7: P.M. at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 2501 Rudy Lane.
All members were present: Martha Davis, Chair, Amy Carter, Terese Fister, Marcia Myers, Cheri Silvey-Slusher, Jodi Smiley, Cathy Thompson
Kate Greer, City Council Representative
Mike Hayman, Certified Arborist
Minutes: Minutes from November 6, 2014 and January 8, 2015 were approved
Financial Report: – as of January 31, 2015
Tree Board Account – $9476.27 Arborist Account – $1350.00
Chairperson Report: – Martha Davis
Need of Secretary – Marcia Myers volunteered and was approved.
Financial interest statements were completed by all members.
City Of Windy Hills Report: – Kate Greer had no report.
Arborist Report – Mike Hayman
Foeburn – Junipers went in. Yellow leaf zelkova (Zelkova serrata ‘Ogon’ ) purchased, to be put out by early April, soil is prepared on site.
Encroachment permit from Highway Dept received.
Working with homeowner about right-of-way at Foeburn -yellow redbuds, gingkoes
Bentwood entrance – Large juniper and 3 narrow junipers. Magnolias to come.
Windy Hills Green – with Jodi Smiley, concept of a Contorted European Beech
Hazard Tree Project: –
After roundtable discussion, the board voted to disapprove the proposal to undertake a coordinated project employing Hanlon Horticultural Consultants to do tree hazard assessments for residents. Instead a newsletter article will be prepared and a list of certified arborists and “tree risk assessment qualified” arborists will be included.
Arbor Day: – Sunday, April 19, 2015
Chair/Co-Chair – Cathy Thompson will chair with Martha Davis.
10 trees to give away with Arborist’s time and guidance included.
Winners may select from Black gum Nyssa sylvatica ‘Green Gable’ and Northern Pecan.
The Program will include a shrub pruning workshop
NEXT MEETING – Note Date Change: Second Thursday, March 12, 2015, 7:00 p.m.,
Calvin Presbyterian Church
Respectfully submitted, Marcia Clark Myers, Secretary