Urban Forestry Commission

The City of Asheville, realizing that trees have a profound effect on the quality of life in the community, deems it necessary and desirable in the interest of public health, safety and welfare to enact an ordinance for the preservation, planting, replacement and removal of trees without denying the reasonable use and enjoyment of real property.

The purpose of this chapter is to regulate the planting of new trees and shrubbery; to vigorously encourage the protection of existing trees and shrubbery, including their root systems; to regulate the preservation, replacement and indiscriminate removal of trees and to establish procedures for fulfilling these purposes.


Regular Scheduled Meetings

The next meeting of the Urban Forestry Commission held on Monday, September 21 at 3:30 p.m.

Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute § 166A-19.24(f) this will be a remote meeting which the public can access by any of the following means:  

NOTICE: The agenda commenting period will be closed at 5:00 p.m. the day before the meeting. All public comments will be sent to the committee prior to the meeting but may not be read aloud; there is no live call in comments for this meeting.


Stephen Hendricks (Chair), Amy Smith (Vice Chair), Julie Mayfield (Council Liaison), Roy Smith, Perrin de Jong, Dawn Chavez, Ed Macie, Cecil Bothwell,  Patrick Gilbert,  Sharon Sumrall




Agendas and Documents



September 21, 2020 Agenda September 21, 2020 Documents
August 17, 2020 Agenda August 17, 2020 Documents
July 20, 2020 Agenda July 20, 2020 Documents
June 15, 2020 Agenda June 15, 2020 Documents
March 16, 2020 Agenda March 16, 2020 Documents
February 17, 2020 Agenda February 17, 2020 Agenda
January 21, 2020 Agenda January 21, 2020 Agenda


Review and Resource Documents


2019 Asheville Urban Forestry Commission Annual Report

Urban Tree Canopy Study – (October 2019)

Alternative Compliance Schedule for year 2020

Alternative Compliance Landscape Request Application 2020


Contact Information


Nancy Watford



Updated 08/12/2020