Shade Tree Committee

Arbor Day Tree Planting CeremonyMeetings

  • Monthly
  • Open to the public

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


  • Members list (PDF)
  • The current Committee consists of eight volunteers appointed by the City Manager for three-year terms and is supported by City Staff


According to the City Code, Section 327: "The Committee shall consist of six to nine members, appointed by the City Manager and approved by the City Council. Members should be drawn from a variety of backgrounds, including tree professionals; scientists; homeowners; the City Engineer in his capacity as Director of Public Works; and city government."


Minimal qualifications or experiences include but are not limited to: an interest in trees, especially the health and aesthetics of our public trees; a passable knowledge of plants and plant requirements, a comfortable familiarity with computers for Committee correspondence (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet layouts, transmission of data via email attachments, etc.), an acceptance of Committee objectives as reflected in its foundation documents a willingness to participate actively in Committee activities.


If interested in joining the Shade Tree Committee, download the Application for Membership (PDF), fill it out, and take it to the: Children Help Plant Tree
Office of the City Clerk
1st Floor
Geneva, NY 14456

Phone: 315-789-2603

Committee Overview

The Shade Tree Committee is dedicated to improving Geneva’s urban environment through trees. The City of Geneva's Shade Tree Committee oversees all aspects of City Tree: planting, trimming, and removal.

The Committee's work covers a wide range:

  • Analyses
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Projects


The goal of this work is to advise City officials and residents on how to create and maintain a healthy, functional, and safe urban forest.