Tree Commission

The Tree Commission consists of nine members all appointed by City Council and administered by the director of public works. The term of office is three years. The commission is responsible for fostering the preservation, planting, replacement and removal of trees without denying the reasonable use and enjoyment of real property. In addition, the Commission (1) facilitates the planting, growing and protection of trees within the city; and (2) conducts continuing research, planning and feasible assessments required to promote and enforcement Chapter 20 of the Code of Ordinances regarding the regulation of planting, protection, preservation and removal of trees.

The commission meets the third Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in Room A109 of the Public Works Facility at 161 S. Charlotte St. The normal length of the meeting is one to two hours. Please call (828) 259-5932 with questions regarding the meeting agenda.

Amy Kemp, Chair -
TBD, Alternate Compliance Chair 

2017 Alternative Compliance Deadlines & Meeting Dates

  Date Meeting Documents

June, 29, 2017

June 20, 2017



May 15, 2017 Minutes
April 17, 2017 Minutes
March 20, 2017 Minutes 
March 8, 2017 Minutes
February 20, 2017 Minutes
January 17, 2017 Minutes
November 21, 2016 Minutes
October 17, 2016  Minutes
September 19, 2016 Minutes
August 15, 2016 Minutes
July 18, 2016 Minutes
June 20, 2016 Minutes
May 16, 2016 Minutes
April 18, 2016 Minutes
March 21, 2016 Minutes
February 15, 2016 Minutes
January 19, 2016 Minutes
November 16, 2015 Minutes
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August 17, 2015 Minutes
July 20, 2015 Minutes
June 15, 2015 Minutes
May 18, 2015 Minutes
April 20, 2015 Minutes
March 16, 2015 Minutes
February 16, 2015 Minutes
January 20, 2015 Minutes

The commission and Asheville Green Works co-sponsors the Treasured Trees program of Buncombe County, which recognizes unusual specimen trees. You might have a Treasured Tree on your property! The panel also assists commercial and residential citizens with tree and shrub selection.


bee city usa logoAsheville's Bee City USA's community liaison has a permanent seat on the Tree Commission and there is a standing Bee City USA subcommittee of the Tree Commission which meets as needed the half hour prior to the monthly Tree Commission meetings. 

Both Asheville's Tree Commission and Sustainability Advisory Committee on Energy and the Environment endorsed the original Bee City USA resolution for City Council's adoption. To see Asheville's Bee City USA resolution and annual applications, proclamations and reports, go to the Sustainability division's website.



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