2015 Tree City USA Banquet
Celebrating 35 Years as a Tree City USA Community

Tree Commission & Its Members

The Cambridge Tree Commission consists of six volunteer members appointed by Mayor Tom Orr and works in conjunction with Tom Lanning, the Director of Public Service.

Tree Commission Members

  • Bridget Todd
  • Mark Reed
  • Mary Beth Sills
  • Marion Welch
  • Dr. Tim Hayes
  • Sue Cowden (Ad Hoc)

On April 28, 2015, the Cambridge Tree Commission attended this year’s Tree City USA Banquet held in East Palestine, Ohio. The City of Cambridge was recognized for its 35 years of participation as a Tree City USA Community!

Our Mission

We are responsible for selecting, planting, preserving, removal, and replacement of trees on public property within Cambridge, Ohio. The Commission conducts research, planning, and feasible assessments required to promote the composition of trees within our beautiful City.

Who Should I Contact with a Tree Issue?

To report a tree issue, please contact Melissa Chambers, of the Public Service & Safety Department located at City Hall, by calling (740) 439-1240. Melissa will obtain specific details regarding the tree(s). A Commissioner will be assigned to inspect the tree(s) and then offer recommendations regarding the resident/property owner concerns.

Meeting Time & Location

The Commission meets every third Thursday of the month at 9 a.m. Meetings take place at the Street Department located at 1700 Burgess Avenue. The normal length of the meeting is approximately one to two hours, and the public is always welcome to attend. If you wish to present an agenda item to the Commission, please contact Melissa prior to the scheduled meeting you wish to present.

Special Link

The link below provides specific environmental and economic values of street-side trees benefiting your property.

Report Tree Concerns

Melissa Chambers

Administrative Assistant

Public Service & Safety Department

Office: (740) 439-1240

Email: ssadminassist@cambridgeoh.org

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