Village of Fairport Tree Board
The Village of Fairport has received the Tree City USA designation each year since 2003. This award program has been established by the National Arbor Day Foundation to recognize cities, towns, and villages that develop and invest in comprehensive urban forestry programs.
In serving as “caretaker” for the more than 3400 trees sited on Village property and right-of-ways, Fairport has met or exceeded the four required standards for Tree City USA designation including:
• A legally constituted Tree Board;
• A Village tree ordinance;
• A comprehensive forestry program supported by a minimum investment of $2 per capita per year; and
• An Arbor Day proclamation by the Village Board and an Arbor Day observance.
The value of a community’s “investment” in its urban forest can be, and often is, taken for granted. According to the National Arbor Day Foundation, trees provide many benefits to a community including:
• Shade provides savings on air conditioning costs, cools parking lots, and reduces fumes from engines and fuel tanks;
• Acting as a windbreak can reduce fuel consumption and provide energy savings in winter;
• Reduce stormwater runoff and soil erosion;
• Filter and reduce air pollutants;
• Provide a calming effect on vehicle traffic; and
• Increase property values.
Fairport’s Tree Board, composed of five volunteer members and supported by the staff of the Village’s Public Works Department, prepares an annual Tree Plan, requests funding for the forestry program, and oversees caretaking efforts. The Tree Board generally meets quarterly, with all meetings being open to the public. Questions or concerns can be directed to the Tree Board through the Village’s administrative offices.
Visit the Tree Board on Face Book to learn more about events: https://www.facebook.com/TreeBoard
Kenneth G.Rohr-Chair, Kathy Clark, Kaitlin E. Gray, Pamela Kott, Zakery Steele
Scheduled Meetings: March 7, May 30, September 12 and December 12 at 7:00 PM in the Village Hall Board Room.