Tree Advisory Board

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Current Size: 80%

Board Description
The Public Tree Advisory Board oversees advisory responsibilities to the operations of the City with regard to the care of public trees and the annual work plan. Well-placed and managed public trees add value to the City by providing shade, improving air quality, minimizing stormwater runoff, providing erosion control, and contributing to aesthetic beauty. This board consists of nine members, four residents or business owners in the City, together with one representative from each of the following: Department of Parks and Recreation, Public Utilities, Community Development, Public Works, and the Harrisonburg Electric Commission.

More information on Public Tree Planting, Pruning, or Removal.

Three years; two successive.


Meeting Date/Time/Location

The Public Tree Advisory Board (PTAB) meetings are scheduled for the third Wednesday quarterly (February, May, August, and November) unless otherwise noted below at 5:00pm, and are held at the Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center, 620 Simms Avenue, Harrisonburg, VA.


The agenda will be posted on the city’s website at:

Residents/Media will be able to attend the meeting according to best practices and procedures associated with pandemic disaster.

  1. Masks must be worn by those unvaccinated.
  2. Social Distance rules will apply.

For those unable to attend in-person public comments can be submitted via email.  Public comments must be received by 12:00pm (noon) the day prior to the meeting and will be shared with board members. Please email comments to:

Carol Nash 2nd 01-27-24
Benjamin Bear  2nd 01-27-24
Kurt Schick 2nd 01-09-24
Christopher Mortenson 2nd 01-27-24

Questions or Comments?  Mail to City of Harrisonburg, Office of City Manager, Attn: (Board Member), 409 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

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