Tree Committee


The Tree Committee oversees the implementation of the Town's Tree Plan as part of Tree City USA program.  The group consists of those interested or expert in horticulture, arborculture and landscape architecture.  The Committee also supervises the Town celebration of Arbor Day.  The Committee meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 4:30 pm at the Planning Department, 705 E. Churchville Road. 




The Tree Committee consists of five members appointed for three-year terms by the Board of Town Commissioners.  Members are not required to be a Town resident.

Current Committee

  • Michael Simini-Chair (Term expires 12/6/2024)
  • Wayne Merkel (Term expires 10/17/2025)
  • Marion McCarron (Term expires 4/4/2025)
  • Graham Becker (Term expires 12/5/2025)
  • Deanna Harkins (Term expires 10/16/2026)



The committee's primary focus is to identify locations for tree planting, to plan and implement street tree and park projects throughout the town, and to assist local citizens by providing information concerning care and planting of trees in the neighborhoods.

The Committee is working to increase the Town's Urban Tree Canopy and encourages residents and business owners to plant trees on private property.  Follow the link below for information on tree planting, access to the state's nursery and coupons for tree purchases.


 2021 Tree Plan


For more information about volunteering for this committee, please call 410-638-4540. Click here for an application for membership.