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The committee shall have seven members: one alderperson and six residents of the city. Each member shall have, to the highest extent practicable, a working knowledge of arboriculture, a love for trees, and a demonstrated interest in the enhancement, maintenance and protection of Fitchburg's urban forest. The Tree Advisory Committee shall receive primary staffing and support from the city forester.
Summary of Duties
The Tree Advisory Committee shall act as an advisory committee to the Park Commission. The Tree Advisory Committee shall provide oversight of the city's forestry program and urban forest, including but not limited to, advising the Park Commission and Common Council on policies for maintenance, planting programs, tree preservation, vegetation management, public outreach, and such other matters on which the city forester/naturalist desires input.