Tree Commission


Meetings: 4th Wednesday of every month at 5pm

Place: Carver Recreation Center (4th Street)

Membership: 12 members plus the City’s Urban Forester, a Planning Commission Representative, and a Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards representative

Term: 3 years

Purpose: The Tree Commission will serve strictly in an advisory role assisting City Council, the Planning Commission and City staff on issues regarding tree planting, protection, preservation and removal.  The intent of the Commission is to protect and improve the urban forest, which provides better quality of life for City residents and provides environmental and aesthetic benefits, by preserving and monitoring all trees located on public right-of-ways and public property. The Commission will stay informed about local changes and intentions involving trees and plans for public lands and infrastructure in the City. It will advocate for trees before City Council and the Planning Commission. The Commission will also advise on protection of trees and tree canopy on private properties as appropriate. The Commission will work toward enhancing the diversity and health of the tree canopy in Charlottesville.

Contact: Parks Department at 434-970-3656

Tree Commission News, Events, and Meeting Minutes

Tree Commission Bylaws

Charlottesville Urban Forest Website

CURRENT MEMBERS (Click Name to Email):
Ineke Dickman
Bill Downs
Paul Josey (vice-chair)
Jody Lahendro
Peter Russell
John Schmidt
Lena Seville
Maynard Sipe (chair)
Dorothy Smith
Elizabeth Waters
Ken Wertz
Roxanne White