The Mayor and Council of the City of Sylvester recognizes the environmental, social, and economic benefits of trees, by filtering pollutants, providing shade and habitats for animals, creating desirable living and working places, increasing property values, helping control storm water run-off and soil erosion, and aiding in decreasing cooling costs.
Recognizing the need to protect trees and promote best management practices for the care of trees, both street and park trees, and the need to promote the planting of native species trees to preserve the natural environment, the city has established a tree board.
The tree board will aide in providing for the protection, management, removal and replacement of trees on public property and public rights-of-way.
The Tree Board will be responsible for studying, investigating, counseling and developing and/or updating annually, and administering a written a plan for the care, preservation, pruning, planting, replanting, removal or disposition of street trees, park trees, or other trees, shrubs, bushes, plants, and other woody vegetation.
The Tree Board will be observing “Arbor Day for the City of Sylvester” by planting a tree in Shipp Park on April 20, 2016 at 2 PM. They will also participate in a tree planting at the Irene P. Hall Park on April 23, 2016 at 12 PM.
The Tree Board will meet on May 3, 2016 at 6 PM and welcomes you input and encourages community involvement.