The Urban Forestry Committee is an advisory committee appointed by the mayor to assist the City in the management of its tree resources.
 
Membership:
The committee consists of nine members. By ordinance, four of the members must be local professionals with expertise in forestry management and practice.
 
Urban Forestry Committee Members:)
  • John Schwandt, Chairman (Retired Forest Pathologist)
  • Erika Eidson, Vice Chairman(Entomologist)
  • Steve Bloedel (Forester, Forest Products Industry)
  • Bob Hallock (Utilities Engineer)
  • Bruce Martinek (Forester, BLM)
  • J.D. Reeves (Urban Forester, North Idaho College) 
  • Gina Davis (Entomologist) 
Responsibilities
Preparation of an approved list of appropriate tree species for planting on public property;
Development of standards for planting, placement, pruning and maintenance of trees located on City property;
Recommend specific actions to be taken regarding problems with trees involving the Urban Forestry Ordinance. As part of this responsibility, committee members inspect right-of-way trees for which a request for a removal permit has been received. Inspections are made once a month;
The development of a comprehensive street tree inventory;
To provide, upon request, advice and consultation to the Mayor, City Council and City departments, on matters relating to trees.
 
Meeting Date:
Third Friday of the month at 8:05 a.m. at City Hall in Conference Room 5. (NOVEMBER 18, 2022 MEETING CANCELLED)
 
Staff Liaison:
Nick Goodwin, Urban Forester
Parks & Recreation Department
710 E. Mullan Avenue
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
Phone: (208)769-2266
 
Click here to see the minutes from the last Urban Forestry Committee meeting.
Click here to view the Current Agenda.(NOVEMBER 18, 2022 MEETING CANCELLED)