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Tree Advisory Panel


Overview

Saint Paul Parks and Recreation established the Tree Advisory Panel (TAP) in November of 2008 to serve as a link between Saint Paul Forestry and the community. The panel consists of Saint Paul residents representing each of the City Council wards, City staff, members of the business community, the University of Minnesota, and Friends of the Parks and Trails of Saint Paul and Ramsey County.

Currently chaired by Macalester/Groveland resident Gary Johnson, the TAP convenes once a month and has undertaken many major activities such as: addressing green infrastructure opportunities on the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit, educating the public about the emerald ash borer (EAB), establishing the Landmark Tree Program, and encouraging the public to care for trees
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Mission Statement
The Saint Paul Tree Advisory Panel's mission is to serve as a link between Saint Paul Forestry and the citizens of Saint Paul to preserve, promote and enhance the urban forest of Saint Paul.


Goals/Implementation:

  • To communicate the expectations of citizens with regard to the urban forest.
  • To assist in the public education and awareness of trees and the role they play in our city.
  • To review and advise Forestry on its policies, procedures and operations regarding trees.
  • To assist in lobbying for resources needed to protect and enhance the urban forest.
  • To assist in setting long term goals to promote and sustain a healthy, diverse urban forest.
  • To help develop strategies to address the long term health of the urban forest, including research and studies of emerging threats and those threats that affect its viability.

   

Tree Advisory Panel Members



Ward 1
Dustin Ellis
Ward 5
Jon Schmidt

Saint Paul Forestry
  
Zach Jorgensen

Friends of the Parks and Trails of
St. Paul and Ramsey County

Jeanne Weigum

Ward 2
Christine Soutter

Ward 6
Jonathan Heaton

Parks Design
Dave Ronzani

Local Business
VACANT

Ward 3
Gary Johnson (Chair)

Ward 7
 Rebecca Koetter

Parks Commission
Erick Goodlow

Tree Company
Leben McCormick

Ward 4
Barb Spears

At Large
Jen Gehlhar

Tree Company
Andy Hovland

 

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Meetings occur on the second Thursday of every month from 6 to 7 p.m. The location will be determined prior to the meeting. Contact Zach Jorgensen for meeting locations and other inquiries.

    
   


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Tree Advisory Panel Contact:

Zach Jorgensen

651-632-2437 

    
    
   

 

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