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Tree Commission

Tree planting on East Main Street during Arbor Day 2019

Chattanooga’s Tree Commission advocates for and engages community members in urban tree canopy issues. Tree Commission members represent a variety of backgrounds and professions. 

The specific duties of the Tree Commission, described in Sec. 32-303., include studying urban tree problems, educational outreach, reporting to City officials and City Council, and adjudicating tree disputes. As part of these duties, the Tree Commission organizes an annual Arbor Day volunteer tree planting event, partnering with community organizations to expand tree cover in all parts of the City.

Current members of the Chattanooga Tree Commission: 

Grace Wooten, Chair

Bruce Blohm, Treasurer

Erica Lewis

Michael Strok, Vice-chair

B.J. Absher  

Sally Wencel

Carol White, Board Secretary

Craig Walker 

Hill Craddock           

Members serve on terms of 4 years and can seek re-appointment, for up to three consecutive terms.

Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at 4:00 pm. 
Traditionally, meetings have been held at theDevelopment Resource Center (1250 Market St). Currently, meetings are held online using Google Meet. The meeting information all upcoming meetings is:

Meeting ID

Phone Numbers
(‪US‬)‪+1 614-392-7912‬
PIN: ‪939 082 635#‬

2020 Meeting Minutes are available by clicking here.

Questions may be directed to the City Forester, Pete Stewart


Serve people with integrity and improve the infrastructure and environment through excellence.

Justin Holland, Administrator
1250 Market Street
Chattanooga TN 37402 (map)
(423) 643-6311



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