Tree Commission Meeting

Date: June 19, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM

Ferguson Township Tree Commission (FTTC)
Date June 19, 2017
Meeting Agenda
Time 5:30pm

Call to Order

May 15, 2017 Meeting Minutes
The FTTC shall review and approve the minutes from the May meeting.

Resident Requested Tree Removal
Annie Donchez resident on Cherry Ridge Rd requests the removal of two crab apples in front of her property. The trees in recent years have been trimmed, treated, etc., but the appearance is not to her satisfaction and the trees shed leaves throughout the summer. Trees appear to be infected with Apple Scab. FTTC shall make a recommendation. Trees may be viewed during the July tree tour if needed.

The Heights Tree Removal
Yonder Mountain Conservation(landscape contractor for The Heights) has requested the removal of a small shingle oak on Northwick Boulevard. The tree under normal circumstances would be removed in the fall and replaced in the spring of 2018. The Heights has requested the tree be removed now by its contractor for aesthetics, and then replaced in the spring per normal operations. FTTC shall recommend approval or
denial of the removal.

2017 Pruning Contract
The Arborist will provide maps of the proposed pruning areas for the 2017 contract. Also provided will be the first draft of the Township pruning blocks for use in future pruning contracts.

Outreach and Education
The FTTC should discuss topics or ideas for short stories for the upcoming e-newsletters and other outreach. FTTC members may volunteer to write these articles if desired.

Arborist’s Report
The Arborist will review work activities and plan reviews since the last meeting.

Communications to Commission Members
This is an opportunity for FTTC members to report on any contact by residents regarding FTTC matters.

Future Agenda Items

  • 2018 Additional Planting Opportunities
  • 2017 tree removals
  • 2018 operating budget

Next meeting date and time is 5 pm, July 17, 2017, for the tree tour

June 19, 2017 FTTC Full Agenda Packet

View and print 2017 FTTC meeting schedule