Tree Commission

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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. The Tree Commission has no authority over trees on private property, but commission members may advise property owners regarding tree planting, maintenance and removal, at the request of the property owner.

Tree Commission members
Gabe Popkin (Chair)
MaryLee Haughwout (green team liaison)
Bryan Reisz
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


Contact Us

 To submit a question or comment, email 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.