City of Asheville 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.
Regular Meeting Schedule
The commission meets the third Monday of each month at 3:30 p.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.
Stephen Hendricks, Chair - firstname.lastname@example.org
|Tree Commission Meeting Documents|
|2019 Tree Commission Board|
|Gap Analysis 12-2017|
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.
Asheville'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.
Below are some other links to websites to assist you in your landscaping needs:
- Buncombe County Cooperative Extension
- Pruning Trees and Shrubs
- Recommendations for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Control in the Landscape
- North Carolina Botanical Gardens
- Invasive Plants of Southern Forests
- Forestry Images
- The Bugwood Network
- Is There A Walnut In Your Future?
- Tree Care Tips - Helping Homeowners Care for Their Trees & Landscapes
- Trees Are Good