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Winterville Tree Commission

Officers:

  • Holly Campbell  - Chair
  • Averil Bonsall     - Secretary
  • Bob Bonsall        - Treasurer

Ex-Officio:

  • Roger Cauthen    - City Arborist
  • Tom Doonan        - Director, Public Works
  • Seth Hawkins      - SCFP community Forester, Georgia Forestry Commission

 

What is the Tree City USA Program?

Tree City USA - Winterville, GA

 

 

The Tree City USA program is a nationwide movement that provides the framework necessary for communities to manage and expand their public trees since 1976.

More than 3,400 communities have made the commitment to becoming a Tree City USA. They have achieved Tree City USA status by meeting four core standards of sound urban forestry management:

  • maintaining a tree board or department
  • having a community tree ordinance
  • spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and
  • celebrating Arbor Day.

 

 

 

 

 

Winterville has achieved Tree City USA status.


FUTURE EVENTS

Monday, October 22, 2018, 6-8 pm at the Depot - Potluck and Learn.

At our Annual Tree Tour this Spring we learned how to remove some of the worst invasive plants from our urban forest and restore its beauty.  In our Fall Potluck and Learn we shall be talking about how to defend against re-invasion of undesirable plants, how to establish attractive stands of native plants, and how to access the low-cost resources that can help us maintain a healthy woodland.  Please join us for this important follow-up, meet Roger Cauthen, our City Arborist, and hear about our Commemorative Tree Progran from Tom Doonan.

 

Monday, January 21, 2019 - Community Service Day Tree Planting at Winterville Elementary School.  

Volunteers are needed for a tree-planting day at Winterville Elementary School, made possible by a "Made in the Shade" grant from Georgia Forestry Commission.  Please join us! Details to follow.

 


 

PAST EVENTS

3/28/18 - 2nd Annual Winterville Tree Tour

"Invasive Plants in Your Landscape"

SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2018

2:00-4:00 PM, FREE!

Walking tour begins at Pittard Park, Main Pavilion

(Tour occurs alongside the Athens Home & Garden Show)

 

SpeakersGary Crider - Memorial Park Weed Warrior Coordinator

                 Erie MacDonald - Assoc. Professor & Chew Crew Coord., UGA

                 Art Morris - General Manager & Master Arborist, new Urban Forestry

 

The tour covers invasive plant identification, management, & effects on the health of your trees.

 

DOOR PRIZES, REFRESHMENTS, FREE INFO! LIGHT RAIN OR SHINE.

Hosted by: Winterville Tree Commission, GA Forestry Commission & City of Winterville.

For more information: hollycam@uga.edu

 

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2/9/18 - Winterville Arbor Day Celebration

Set aside this time to come celebrate

"Arbor Day in Winterville"

by the Winterville Tree Commission & the City of Winterville.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Meet at The Depot from 1:00 to 3:00 pm to participate in a:

     Tree Planting Celebration

     Pruning Demonstration

     Commemorative Tree Program

For more information: hollycam@uga.edu

 

 


 

WTC Links

  • WTC Bylaws (PDF)

 

USEFUL LINKS:

For help with invasive plant removal: