WINDY HILLS TREE BOARD
May 7, 2015
A meeting of the Windy Hills Tree Board was held on Thursday, May 7, 2015, 7:00 P.M. at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 2501 Rudy Lane.
Members present were: Martha Davis, Chair, Amy Carter, Marcia Myers, Cheri Silvey-Slusher, and Cathy Thompson. Terese Fister and Jodi Smiley were absent. Also present were Mike Hayman, Certified Arborist and City Council Representative Kate Greer.
Minutes: Minutes from April 16, 2015 were approved.
Financial Report: – Balances as of April 30, 2015
Tree Board Account – $8322.24 Arborist Account – $1125
Chairperson Report: – Martha Davis
The Board decided that its summer meeting schedule will be not to meet in June or August. The next meeting will be Thursday, July 2nd in order to prepare for Tree Board activities during the July 4th celebration.
The “E-Arbor Day” was evaluated positively with the rain plan executed well and trees distributed on Sunday, April 26th. In light of the washed out Arbor Day Event, the Board decided to offer an educational component to the Windy Hills July 4th event in order to qualify for Tree City USA 2015. Since the Emerald Ash Borer is a concern in our region (now attacking lilac shrubs and fringe trees), a poster and educational pieces will be made available on how to prevent and treat this pest.
City Of Windy Hills Report – Kate Greer reported that the City Council is finalizing the addition to Tree Board Ordinance which allows the Resident Tree Program to include backyard tree planting.
The Board had a discussion about the responsibility for enforcement of the Tree Board Ordinance. The Windy Hills Code Enforcement Officer must become familiar with the Tree Board ordinance and do the notification of the violation/s with the property owner.
Arborist Report – Mike Hayman reported that planting has been completed for the season. White red buds have been planted on the Windy Hills Green. All of the lottery trees have been planted except for 2 for which contact with winners has been difficult. Watering of trees has begun.
It was decided that an e-mail would go out to residents reminding them of the need to water trees.
2015-16 Work Plan Recommendations to the City of Windy Hills are to be:
$1· Have the Plant Kingdom evaluate the condition of trees along Ambridge Drive and have Adam Vogelsang to use Round Up to kill the grass around the trees before adding mulch.
$1· Develop ADA approved plan and timeline for path on The Green
$1· Remove large viburnum shrubs on The Green
$1· Targeted work with resdients to restore canopy by tree planting –
Rudy Lane 2015, Brownsboro Road and Westport Road near the ditch 2016
$1· Continue work with residents on the Bentwood Place Court entrance.
$1· Add trees interior of Westport intersection at Foeburn.
Next Meeting: Thursday, July 2, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Calvin Presbyterian Church
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