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 Urban Forestry Commission (UFC) meets once a month on the first Tuesday of the month. For an Alternative Compliance request, please see the Schedule and Application below. 

The next regular meeting of the UFC is scheduled for June 4, 2024. The meeting will start at 1:00 p.m., and will be held in person at the first floor conference room at city hall. 

HOW TO FOLLOW THE LIVE MEETING:

PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Please visit the Urban Forestry Public Engagement Page to confirm which public input options are available for specific meetings. 

  • In person public comments, public comments are scheduled during meeting near the start of the agenda. Public comments are limited to 3 minutes each
  • Written public comments, please see meeting specific email on the Engagement Hub, or use the general UFC Public Input email: A2758@PublicInput.com
  • Have an issue with participating in a board or commission meeting, in person or virtually? Use this form to let us know!

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.



Members

Chair: Patrick Gilbert
Vice Chair: Zoe Hoyle
Council Liaison: Kim Roney – kimroney@avlcouncil.com
Other Members: Karen MacNeil, Chris DeFiore, Roy Smith, John Michael Henson, Patricia Grace, Chardin Detrich, Eric Bradford (Asheville GreenWorks)
 

View current members and board composition requirements here


 

 

Agendas and Documents

Agenda

Documents

Recordings

June 4, 2024 Agenda June 4, 2024 Documents

June 4, 2024 Recording

May 7, 2024 Agenda May 7, 2024 Documents

May 7, 2024 Recording

April 9,2024 Agenda April 9, 2024 Documents

April 9, 2024 Recording 

March 5, 2024 Agenda  March 5, 2024 Documents

March 5, 2024 Recording 

February 6, 2024 Agenda February 6, 2024 Documents

February 6, 2024 Recording 

no meeting in January  due to annual retreat 
December 5, 2023 Agenda December 5, 2023 Documents

YouTube Recording 12/05/2023

November 7,2023 Agenda November 7,2023Documents

YouTube Recording 11/07/2023

October 3, 2023 Agenda October 3, 2023 Documents

YouTube Recording  10/3/2023

September 5, 2023 Agenda September 5, 2023 Documents

YouTube Recording 09/05/2023 
Part 1     Part 2 

August 1, 2023 Agenda August 1, 2023 Documents

Youtube Recording 08/01/23

June 27, 2023 Agenda June 27, 2023 Documents

Youtube Recording 06/27/2023

June 6, 2023 Agenda June 6, 2023 Documents

Youtube Recording 06/06/2023

May 2, 2023 Agenda May 2, 2023 Documents

Youtube Recording 05/02/2023

April 4, 2023 Agenda April 4, 2023 Documents

Youtube Recording 04/04/2023

March 7, 2023 Agenda March 7, 2023 Documents

YouTube Recording 03/07/2023

February 7, 2023 Agenda February 7, 2023 Documents

YouTube Recording 02/07/2023

January 13, 2023 Agenda January 13, 2023 Documents

TO BE POSTED –

Meeting Recording – Part 1

Meeting Recording – Part 2

December 6, 2022 Agenda December 6, 2022 Documents YouTube Recording 12/06/2022
November 1, 2022 Agenda November 1, 2022 Documents YouTube Recording 11/01/2022
October 4, 2022 Agenda October 4, 2022 Documents YouTube Recording 10/04/2022
September 6, 2022 Agenda September 6, 2022 Documents YouTube Recording 09/06/2022
July 5, 2022 Agenda July 5, 2022 Documents YouTube Recording 07/05/2022
June 7, 2022 Agenda June 7, 2022 Documents YouTube Recording 06/07/2022
May 3, 2022 Agenda May 3, 2022 Documents YouTube Recording 05/03/2022
April 5, 2022 Agenda April 5, 2022 Documents YouTube Recording 04/05/2022
March 1, 2022 Agenda March 1, 2022 Documents YouTube Recording 03/01/2022
February 22, 2022 Agenda February 22, 2022 Documents YouTube Recording 02/22/2022
February 1, 2022 Agenda February 1, 2022 Documents YouTube Recording 02/01/2022
December 7, 2021 Agenda December 7, 2021 Documents YouTube Recording 12/07/2021
November 2, 2021 Agenda November 2, 2021 Documents YouTube Recording 11/02/2021
October 5, 2021 Agenda October 5, 2021 Documents YouTube Recording 10/05/2021
September 7, 2021 Agenda September 7, 2021 Documents YouTube Recording 09/07/2021
August 3, 2021 Agenda August 3, 2021 Documents Audio Recording 08/03/2021
July 6, 2021 Agenda July 6, 2021 Documents YouTube Recording 07/06/2021
June 1, 2021 Agenda June 1, 2021 Documents YouTube Recording 06/01/2021
May 4, 2021 Agenda May 4, 2021 Documents YouTube Recording 05/04/2021
March 15, 2021 Agenda March 15, 2021 Documents YouTube Recording 03/15/2021
February 23, 2021 Agenda February 23, 2021 Documents YouTube Recording 02/23/2021
January 19, 2021 Agenda January 19, 2021 Documents YouTube Recording 01/19/2021
November 16, 2020 Agenda November 16, 2020 Documents YouTube Recording 11/16/2020
October 19, 2020 Agenda October 19, 2020 Documents YouTube Recording 10/19/2020
September 21, 2020 Agenda September 21, 2020 Documents YouTube Recording 09/21/20210
August 17, 2020 Agenda August 17, 2020 Documents YouTube Recording 08/17/2020
July 20, 2020 Agenda July 20, 2020 Documents YouTube Recording 07/20/2020
June 15, 2020 Agenda June 15, 2020 Documents YouTube Recording 06/15/2020
March 16, 2020 Agenda March 16, 2020 Documents N/A
February 17, 2020 Agenda February 17, 2020 Agenda Audio Recording 02/17/2021
January 21, 2020 Agenda January 21, 2020 Agenda Audio Recording 01/21/2021

 


Review and Resource Documents

 

2022 Asheville Urban Forestry Commission Annual Report

Urban Tree Canopy Study – (October 2019)

Tree Canopy Protection Ordinance (Article 19) Training Videos

Alternative Compliance Schedule for Year 2023

Alternative Compliance Landscape Request Application

 


Contact Information

Keith Aitken 

828-259-5674