WINDY HILLS TREE BOARD MINUTES October 3, 2019
PRESENT: Cheri Silvey-Slusher (Chair), Jodi Smiley, Jody Mudd, Erin Morris, Jim Ising
Carolyn Westfall (City Arborist).
Minutes of September 5 were approved.
FINANCIAL REPORT: (Did not note the amount in the account).
No Council Report.
ARBORIST REPORT: The mature trees in the city are under stress from the continued drought in
the area. Carolyn will send an email blast to Cheri to share with the City asking residents to
please water the mature trees.
PLAQUE UNDER EVERGREEN: Carolyn Westfall suggested that we expand the mulch area under
the evergreen to one foot beyond the current dripline and place the plaque at the edge of the
new mulch bed. The mulch bed can be moved out every 2 -3 years if necessary and the plaque
can be moved at that time as well, if necessary.
REQUEST FOR BIDS FOR TREE REMOVAL ON AMBRIDGE: Bids will be requested from the
following companies, Cornerstone, Bob Ray, and Greenhaven Tree care. Six (6) trees have been
identified from Carolyn’s evaluation of Ambridge. Cheri will request bids from the above 3
companies to remove each tree and stump, and also provide proof of liability insurance with
the bid. The current request is only for the tree removal and stump grinding, and not the
replacement of trees in those locations. Mike Hayman will be contacted to verify the correct
variety to be planted in each location so that they can be re-planted in the spring of 2020. It
was noted that the orders for the trees for replanting will need to be made in January of 2020
for a spring planting.
FREE TREE PROGRAM: Carolyn will suggest a tree list to be forwarded to the 22 people who
have requested the free trees. We will try to get responses from all 22 people of their species
choices so that that the orders for the free trees can be made in January of 2020 for a spring
NEXT MEETING: Thursday, December 5 at Cheri’s.