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Tree Advisory Committee

The Tree Advisory Committee is an advisory organization established by the City Council in 2013 that works with the City Tree Warden to promote the improvement and preservation of a healthy environment as it relates to public trees. The committee provides a mechanism for the planting, maintenance, protection and removal of trees on public streets, parks and City-owned properties.  

The Committee meets the third Tuesday of every month at 4:30 PM. 

Committee Members

  • Nick Meyer, Chair, 802-233-9493, nmeyer52@
  • Rich Boyers, Vice Chair
  • Nicole Klett
  • Warren Spinner
  • Steve Rivard
  • Rick Jones, Staff Representative 

Upcoming Meetings

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TAC in the News

The Tree Advisory Committee joined City Manager Regina Mahony on an edition of “Junction City News.” Check out this video to learn more about the committee.

Tree Advisory Committee Video

Tree Damage from The January Wind Storms

January saw two storms with winds gusting to nearly 70mph. The conifer trees, such as pines and spruce were the most affected and some of these trees were uprooted due to saturated soils and a shallow root system. Other trees lost large limbs and branches. 

Winter is a great time to hire an arborist to prune your trees. Pruning will aid in the health of a tree, limit damage from future storms, and increase its longevity. The City Tree Committee recommends this resource for information on caring for your trees and choosing an arborist.

The City of Essex Junction Tree Committee 

Please feel free to contact the Committee if you have a question.

City Awarded Tree City USA Recognition

The City of Essex Junction has been named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of our commitment to effective urban forest management. This is the eighth consecutive year the City has received this award.

The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. Essex Junction achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.