Among the many wonderful aspects of the Village of Trumansburg are its multitude of street trees. Many mature older specimens line our streets while newer plantings aspire to the same heights alongside recent improvements to our sidewalks. While these trees provide a host of benefits to the Village that is both vast and difficult to quantify, they may also become liabilities without proper care and management.
In light of the many benefits and also possible dangers of trees in the Village, the Village Board has determined that a more comprehensive approach to tree management within the Village is warranted. The Street Tree Advisory Committee (STAC) is established to investigate the options available to the Board to improve the health, beauty, and safety of Village trees that are owned exclusively by the Village or are in the Village right of way. To that end the STAC will be specifically tasked with the following:
- Making recommendations to the Board of Trustees regarding a Village Arborist or Forester;
- Making recommendations to the Board of Trustees regarding policies and procedures that may impact Villages trees, including periodic updates to the “tree ordinance”;
- Establishing and maintaining a Village tree inventory; and,
- Other tasks, as requested by the Board of Trustees.
The STAC members, as appointed by the Mayor, are:
Ben Carver (chair)