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​Tree Preservation Board

The tree preservation board was established to assist the city building and zoning department in interpreting and enforcing the provisions of the Tree Preservation Ordiance and to advise the mayor and city council on matters pertaining to the preservation of trees and conservation of tree canopy cover within the city. 

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The tree preservation board shall consist of no fewer than five and no more than nine members, all of whom shall be residents of the city, though one member may be a nonresident with professional expertise in arboriculture or horticulture. Members shall be appointed by the mayor and city council and shall serve without compensation.
The objectives of the Tree Preservation Program are as follows: 
  • To conserve community forest canopy cover and health
  • To manage publicly owned trees
  • Promote tree health and value
  • Improve tree conditions and promote public safety
  • Maximize the benefits of trees
  • Maintain an attractive landscape.