WINDY HILLS TREE BOARD
MARCH 7, 2013
A meeting of the Windy Hills Tree Board was held on Thursday, March 7, 2013, 4:00 P.M. at Eclipse Bank, 3827 Shelbyville Road.
In attendance were: Martha Davis, Chair
Allan Atherton, Consultant
Mike Hayman, Arborist
Welcome: Martha opened the meeting by introducing Leland Kessler as our new Board member. Kate Greer, Windy Hills Newsletter Editor, took a group picture of the Tree Board to be published in the next newsletter.
Approval of Minutes: The minutes of the meeting held on February 7, 2013 were approved as corrected.
Financial: From Tree Board account: $84.00
Green Ridge Tree Farm,
21 tree guards
From Arborist account: $300.00
Michael Hayman, 4 hours
City of Windy Hills financial disclosure forms were distributed to Terese, Dan, Leland and Lynn to be returned to Martha or to the City office.
Arbor Day Update: Mike has ordered 21 5-gallon container size/4’-5’ tall bur/white oak trees, including shipping, which totals $543.75 with a shipping date of April 1. Mike and Robert Rollins will determine the best location to plant a tree on Windy Hills Green. Cheryl reported she had been in touch with SignARama and that a 3’ x 10’ banner to be placed on Windy Hills Green would cost $180.00. Metal stakes that were used for Glow on the Green will be used and Mike Skelton will install the banner on Monday, April 1. Cheryl contacted Sarah Gracey, KY Div. of Forestry, for handouts for children. Patti Rollins with Greenhaven Tree Care, will bring brochures on the proper planting of trees. Cheryl will write the Proclamation to be read by the Mayor proclaiming April 7, 2013 to be “Arbor Day in
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Windy Hills”. Martha will purchase a $100 gift certificate from Henry’s Place for Robert and Patti Rollins. Leland will videotape the tree planting demonstration for future use and have it placed on the City of Windy Hills website. Martha will order green T-shirts with white lettering for Board members. Name tags were suggested and approved with the T-shirt logo on them. Refreshments and registration for the tree drawing will be handled by the Windy Hills Garden Club. Lynn will have a separate long table with the LOGIC map, proper planting brochures, WHHAG information and sign up for tree inventory survey training. Board member job assignments will be made at the April meeting.
Tree City USA: Dan reported he is keeping on pace with the requirements for qualifications. Allan suggested that Dan join TCUSA as our representative.
Updates and Follow-Ups: Lynn bought and brought in a 2009 version of the LOGIC map of Windy Hills. She will get it laminated to a backing so it is more portable and easily displayed.
The letter sent to 4324 Rudy Lane is not the owner of the tree specified in the letter. The letter will go from Louisville Metro arborist to 4326 Rudy Lane regarding the vines on the tree. A letter was sent to Mr. and Mrs. Oliva about their tree on Windsong Way. The tree will be removed by the homeowner and neighbors by April 11, 2013.
A tree survey training by Peter Barber, Div. of Forestry, will be scheduled after we have recruited interested volunteers. Allan and Leland will develop questions for Peter Barber as to how to convert the tree inventory information into multi-use data resources.
2012 Work Plan: Mike would like to be more familiar with the whole area of Windy Hills. Lynn and Allan will arrange to drive Mike around the city and all of its side streets. Mike will then be better prepared to help us develop a work plan for 2013.
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The Meeting was adjourned at 5:30 P.M.
Next Meeting: Thursday, April 4, 2013, 4:00 P.M., Eclipse Bank