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About the Mount Rainier Tree Commission

The Mount Rainier Tree Commission is a group of volunteers charged with helping the city of Mount Rainier, Maryland protect and develop its tree canopy. The Tree Commission advises city staff and council on decisions regarding planting and maintenance of city-owned trees. In addition, the Tree Commission works to educate residents about trees and organizes public tree plantings within the city. The Tree Commission has no authority over trees on private property, but commission members may advise property owners regarding trees on their property, at the request of the property owner. The Tree Commission consists of at least five (5) and no more than seven (7) members, all residents of the City of Mount Rainier, appointed by the Mayor with approval of City Council.

 

The city of Mount Rainier's Urban Forest Code regulates the actions affecting the urban forest for public and private property trees. Please visit the Tree Maintenance page for more information. 

 

Tree Commission members

Gabe Popkin (Co-Chair)
MaryLee Haughwout (Co-Chair)
Barry Stahl
Rebecca Christopher
Rocio Latorre, roadside tree care expert; city staff liaison to the Tree Commission
Bryan Knedler, roadside tree care expert; city council member liaison to the Tree Commission

 

Meetings and Notes

The Tree Commission maintains a separate website with information on the commission, announcements of upcoming meetings and events, the Mount Rainier tree inventory, and minutes from past meetings. The website can be accessed at http://trees.20712.org/

 

Contact Us

To submit a question or comment, email trees@20712.org. Please keep in mind that the Tree Commission is an all-volunteer group, and is not always able to respond to requests for immediate information or action. If a response to your query is needed, we will try to provide one in a timely manner.

The city of Mount Rainier's Urban Forest Code regulates the actions affecting the urban forest for public and private property trees. Please visit the Tree Maintenance page for more information.
The city of Mount Rainier's Urban Forest Code regulates the actions affecting the urban forest for public and private property trees. Please visit the Tree Maintenance page for more information.
The city of Mount Rainier's Urban Forest Code regulates the actions affecting the urban forest for public and private property trees. Please visit the Tree Maintenance page for more information.