Chair: Andrew Swaim
Tree Steward: Lance Strait
Members: Kate Lehman, Susan Jones, John Bohrer, Elizabeth Skinner.
2 year terms Jan 1, 2020 to Dec 31, 2021
Meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 2:30pm in Town Hall.
The Town of Bath was named a 2018 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.
Berkeley Springs achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
“Tree City USA communities see the impact an urban forest has in a community first hand,” said Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Additionally, recognition brings residents together and creates a sense of community pride, whether it’s through volunteer engagement or public education.”
Trees provide multiple benefits to a community when properly planted and maintained. They help improve the visual appeal of the neighborhood, increase property values, reduce home cooling costs, remove air pollutants and provide wildlife habitat, among other benefits.
More information on the program is available at arborday.org/TreeCityUSA