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City of Ashland, Oregon / Commissions & Committees / Tree Commission

Tree Commission

(Deadline for voting is December 1, 2015)

The Tree Commission was established by ordinance in 1983 under the authority of Ashland Municipal Code, Chapter 2.25. Generally, it is made up of  five voting members, and three non-voting members consisting of an Ashland City Councilor, a Parks and Recreation Department representative, and a Community Development Department representative. 

The Tree Commission's
powers, duties and responsibilities are:
  1. To act in an advisory capacity to the Planning Commission, City Council and Planning Department Staff Advisor in the administration of the land-use planning process, with respect to tree science and requirements, landscape design and principles, locally suitable botanic species and protection of natural resources.
  2. To develop and recommend ordinances and policies for the planting, care and protection of trees throughout the City.
  3. To act in an advisory capacity to all City departments regarding tree protection, maintenance, removal on all City properties.
  4. To educate the citizenry and to promote public knowledge and understanding of the benefits of appropriate tree planting and care.
  5. Plus additional duties that can be found within Ashland Municipal Code Chapter 2.25.

 
Please remember that other than staff, the people listed below are volunteers working on behalf of our community and should only be contacted on matters related to their particular commission, committee or board.

Established
Meetings
Length of Term
1983, Ordinance 2260
Thursday prior to the regular Planning Commission meeting; at 6:00 PM, 51 Winburn Way (Planning Commission meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month)
3 years

Members
Name
Email Address
Title
Term Begin
Term End
*VACANCY *   Commissioner     04/30/2019  
VACANCY - 1   Commissioner     04/30/2018  
Maureen Batistella   Commissioner   05/19/2015   04/30/2017  
Peter Baughman   ParkLiaison      
Asa Cates   Commissioner   10/18/2019   04/30/2019  
Christopher John   Commissioner   06/17/2014   04/30/2017  
Russell Neff   Commissioner   04/21/2009   04/30/2018  
Mike Oxendine   Commissioner   08/04/2015   04/30/2019  


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