May 1, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City of Kingston Tree Commission and Conservation Advisory Council to Host Joint Meeting on
What: City of Kingston Tree Inventory Public Meeting
Where: City Hall Council Chambers (420 Broadway)
When: May 8, 2018 at 5:30pm
KINGSTON, N.Y. – Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce a joint meeting of the City of Kingston’s Tree Commission and the Conservation Advisory Council to be held on Tuesday, May 8th at 5:30pm in City Hall’s Council Chambers. The intent of the event is to provide information to the public on the ongoing Tree Inventory. In 2017, Kingston was awarded a $50,000 grant through the NYS DEC Urban and Community Forestry program to complete a citywide street and parkland tree inventory.
The Tree Inventory project was put out to bid earlier this year, with ArborPro: Urban Forest Management submitting a low bid of $37,945.00. ArborPro will be traveling along the City of Kingston’s roughly 85 miles of roads and 151 acres of parkland over the next few weeks collecting a variety of urban forestry data, including species, size, location, and condition. The final report will include an inventory of street trees and parkland trees, as well as a detailed map, prioritization of at-risk trees, identification of stumps to be removed, and locations for potential planting sites.
Completion of the inventory will allow Kingston to keep an up-to-date index and will be vital as the City applies for additional funding for maintenance and plantings. A second public meeting will be held in the near future to present the completed inventory.
For additional information, please contact Suzanne Cahill, Planning Director, at 845-334-3955 or at [email protected].