Shade Tree Commission

The Shade Tree Commission consists of seven members, each serving four-year terms, who advise the City arborist/forester on landscaping issues and choose street trees for Hilliard streets.


  • Dennis Karem, Chair
  • Pete Marsh, City Council Representative
  • Tim Bowers
  • Matt Forchione
  • Paul Hahn
  • David M. Hix
  • Douglas Knaup
  • Thomas M. Wood
  • City Arborist/Forester – Andy Beare

The commission meets at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in the Municipal Building, 3800 Municipal Way. Contact the commission with questions or for more information. You can contact the City arborist/forester at

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