*Temporarily meeting at the City Administration Building, 107 E. Main Street, to abide by COVID-19 social distancing requirements. The meetings are open to the public. You are more than welcome to attend, participate, and be a part of the work they do.
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Karl Ransome, Chair Graduate of Edinburgh Royal Botanic Garden
Nelson King, Vice Chair Member of BRACA, OSU Extension Greene County Master Gardener, and Graduate of Tree Commission Academy
Debby Haines OSU Extension Greene County Master Gardener
Carol Atzbach OSU Extension Greene County Master Gardener and Graduate of Tree Commission Academy
Carol Lea Brown, Secretary OSU Extension Greene County Master Gardener and Graduate of Tree Commission Academy
Gretchen Rives Central State University College of Engineering, Science, Technology and Agriculture 1890 Land Grant University
Lee Eltzroth Greene Soil and Water Conservation District
Kim Hupman Horticulture Program Assistant-OSU Extension Greene County and Graduate of Tree Commission Academy
Richmond Pearson FRMP-Horticulturist, retired, and Graduate of Tree Commission Academy
Chuck Poore Certified Arborist and Graduate of Tree Commission Academy
Wendi Van Buren, ODNR Regional Urban Forester
About the Board
The Board for Recreation, Arts and Cultural Activities has a subcommittee known as the Tree Committee. The Tree Committee was formed in 2011 in an effort to bring like-minded volunteers together to create and facilitate a plan for development, conservation, and care of Xenia’s urban forest resources and to promote and raise awareness about the importance of trees in our community.
Goals for the group include the following:
Holding Arbor Day events each year
Participating in community events
Establishing and maintaining a Tree Inventory to include a tree labeling project to identify tree species at Shawnee Park and along the bike path
Have you seen an Emerald Ash Borer around your property or on your Ash Tree(s)? If so, then you’ll need to read the material (PDF) provided by the Ohio State University Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture pamphlet. Also, a presentation (PDF) was given to Xenia City Council on July 26, 2012, on the effects of the Emerald Ash Borer.