TREE BOARD MINUTES
February 21, 2019
Present: Scott Breeland, Erin Morris, Jodie Mudd, Cheri Silvey-Slusher, Jodi Smiley,
Kate Greer (Council) Caroline Westfall (Arborist)
Cheri welcomed our new member Erin.
Financial Report: $1,072.97 dispersed. $285 to Jodi for water bags.
$300 for homeowners’ reimbursement
$487.97 to Plant Kingdom for Ambridge tree and
Replaced tree on Indian Ridge.
City Council Report: Kate reported that Code Enforcer Steve Teaford would like to meet with us to discuss Tree Board Ordinances. She also reported that she is now in charge of City Beautification and the maintenance of the Green. We maintained our Tree City Status for this year.
Arbor Day: Date: April 14 from 2:00 to 4:00. If weather is bad, it will be called off by Noon and rescheduled for the September Ice Cream Social.
Caroline will present a program on “The Urban Orchard.” We will order 5 fruit trees for a demonstration and will find homes through a raffle and placement. Caroline will try to get Andy Smart (Plant Kingdom) to participate.
Kate will get 2 tables from the Hardware Store.
We will serve water, juice, apples, and cookies.
We will give away seeds and leftover coloring books from last year.
We will get Adam to put up the banner.
There will be a drawing for 5 trees with water bags.
Work Projects: Caroline will evaluate the trees on Rudy that are potentially dangerous for trimming and removal. She will also look at the trees the City planted on Ambridge Some may need help or replacement.
The Board discussed ways to get more homeowners to opt for free trees. It was suggested that since we had no luck with the people on Clerkenwell, we might write an article for the September newsletter offering them to the general Windy Hills population, on a limited basis. We might also speak to the new developers of the Westport Road property to see if they would be interested. This would have to be okayed by the Mayor. Anything to prevent Bradford Pears.
Next meeting: April 11, 2019 at Cheri Silvey-Slusher’s home.