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The City of Bloomington Tree Commission was established by City Ordinance 92-48, section 12.24.230, adopted November 1992.

The Tree Commission recently completed the fourth edition of the Bloomington Tree Care Manual. 

Tree Commission Duties

  • Advise City Landscaper (Urban Forester) on practices of urban forestry,
  • Assist the City Landscaper (Urban Forester) in formulating policies and procedures of urban forestry and formulating procedures for administering the provisions of this chapter,
  • Promote public education on the proper selection, planting, and care of trees by assisting in composing a manual and by other means,
  • Assist the City Landscaper (Urban Forester) in efforts to fund and promote the acquisition and distribution of additional trees on public property and right-of-ways,
  • Provide information and advice to the Board of Public Works on cases before it regarding trees or in adopting additional policies and practices relating to trees.

Statutory Authority: BMC 2.20.150

Contact Info

Members of the Tree Commission may be contacted through Lee Huss, Bloomington's urban forester, by phone at 812.349.3716 or via e-mail at hussl@bloomington.in.gov.

Members

Kerry Bridges

Appointed By:
Board of Park Commissioners
Term Expires:
2021-01-31

Tom Coleman

Appointed By:
Common Council
Term Expires:
2019-01-31

Lauren Cowan

Appointed By:
Board of Public Works
Term Expires:
2020-01-31

David Dilcher

Appointed By:
Mayor
Term Expires:
2021-01-31

George Hegeman

Appointed By:
Common Council
Term Expires:
2019-01-31

Lee Huss

Appointed By:
Urban Forestry
Term Expires:
2020-01-31

Vacant

Appointed By:
Environmental Commission
Term Expires
2020-01-31

Mia Williams

Appointed By:
Mayor
Term Expires:
2020-01-31