WINDY HILLS TREE BOARD
JANUARY 8, 2015
A meeting of the Windy Hills Tree Board was held on Thursday, January 8, 2015, 7: P.M. at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 2501 Rudy Lane.
Members in attendance were: Martha Davis, Chair; Marcia Myers
Jodi Smiley, nominee; Kate Greer, City Council Representative;
Mike Hayman, Certified Arborist
Guest Presenter: Andrea Hanlon, Certified Tree Risk Assessment Arborist,
Hanlon Horticultural Consultants
Andrea explained further her expertise as a certified tree risk assessment arborist and her written proposal to work with Windy Hills residents, the Tree Board and the City Council. She is contracted with small cities such as Anchorage, Hurstbourn and Prospect to do a tree inventory and annul update on trees in the right-of-way.
Minutes: The meeting lacked a quorum so the minutes of the November 6, 2014 were not approved.
Financial Report: Tree Board account: $10, 954.10
Arborist account: $ 975.00
Chair Report: The Tree Board requests the city council approve the appointment of Jodi Smiley to the Windy Hills Tree Board for a term of three years.
An original three year board member, Dan Keating, has resigned because of pressing family and work issues.
City Council Report: The City’s Tree Lottery awarded 25 trees from the 90 submitted requests. Mike Hayman and Tree Board member Cheri Silvey-Slusher will continue contacting the winners and coordinating planting the remaining trees. To date 14 trees are in and three oaks trees are on hold.
Newsletter deadline is Monday, March 16.
Arborist Report: Mike Hayman reported the Westport Road & Foeburn Lane entrance area has nine 5′ Green Point Junipers and two 7-8′ Canaerti Junipers in on the Westport Road right-of-way, and one ginkgo on Foeburn in the right-of-way. Two zelkova trees will be planted on Westport Road in the spring as will some yellow redbuds under the wires. Mike is working with the property owner at Eastgate to do more planting.
Mike reported he is working closely with the Bentwood Place Court landscape committee to revamp their front entrance and plant additional trees. Two red maples have already gone in.
Arbor Day: Sunday, April 19, 2015 on The Windy Hills Green. Need chair/co-chair, program and trees to give away.
NEXT MEETING: THURSDAY, FEB. 5, 2015, 7:00 P.M. , CALVIN PREBYTERIAN CHURCH
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