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.

Contact Information

Please call (828) 259-5932 with questions regarding the meeting agenda.

Stephen Hendricks, Chair -

Meeting Documents: 

2018 Alternative Compliance Deadlines & Meeting Dates

Tree Commission Meeting Documents



Agenda November 2018



Alternative Compliance /Tree Commission Schedule 2019


October 2018 Minutes

Agenda October 2018


September 2018

Agenda 9-17-18


August 2018 Minutes

Agenda 8-20-18 


Minutes 7-16-2018

Agenda July 16, 2018


Minutes 6-2018

Agenda June 18, 2018


Minutes May 21, 2018

Agenda 5-21-18



Minutes 4-2018-3

Agenda 4-16-19


Minutes 3/19/18

Agenda March 19, 2018



Minutes 02-2018




Minutes- 1-2018




Roster for the 2018 Tree Commission Members
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.


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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