Mayor Greg Fischer formed the Tree Advisory Commission by executive order to develop policies to better care for existing trees and plant new ones. Trees are beautiful, they cleanse the air, provide shelter and shade, and reduce the urban heat-island effect.
The Louisville Metro Tree Advisory Commission normally meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month in the Air Pollution Control District boardroom, 850 Barret Ave.
The next meeting will be Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at 5 p.m.
The Tree Advisory Commission works to preserve, expand and improve Louisville's tree canopy.
Its functions include advising city officials on:
- Issues effecting Louisville's urban forest
- Guidelines and recommendations in the selection and placement of trees on all city-owned property and public developments
- Promoting the value of trees throughout the community
- Educating the community and city departments and agencies on the proper ways to plant, maintain and remove trees
- Advocating for the ongoing renewal of Louisville's tree canopy
- Creating a public tree fund
- Monitoring, gathering, and publishing data and reports about the status of Louisville's tree canopy
The Commission is pleased to collaborate with Brightside on tree-planting projects and community engagement. As Brightside works toward improving our community through clean and green activities, the Commission will support their efforts through urban forestry guidance and fund-raising efforts to grow and protect our community’s tree canopy.