Beacon Tree Advisory Committee
The City of Beacon Tree Advisory Committee is an all-volunteer group of Beacon residents dedicated to the improvement and preservation of a healthy environment as it relates to Beacon’s urban forest and public trees.
The Tree Advisory Committee’s Powers and Duties include:
Recommendations to City Staff regarding removal, pruning, or planting of public trees;
Maintenance of a citywide inventory of trees in public spaces;
Development of a Tree Master Plan for the City of Beacon;
Promotion of tree maintenance citywide, and educating the citizens of Beacon about the benefits and care of trees as well as threats to tree health;
Organizing an annual Arbor Day celebration;
Assisting various City departments regarding issues of tree planting, removal, and replacement throughout Beacon.
Paul Markwalter (Chair), 2021
Vickie Raabin, 2022
Pete Bailey (Secretary), 2022
Kate Stryker, 2022
The City of Beacon Highway Superintendent, Director of Recreation, and Assistant to the Mayor are also Ex Officio non-voting members of the Tree Advisory Committee.
The Tree Committee consists of five members. If there are any vacancies and you wish to apply, please visit https://beaconny.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Blank_Committee_Application_Fillable-4.pdf
For questions about the Committee, the work we do, and trees in Beacon’s public spaces, contact us at BeaconTAC@cityofbeacon.org or by calling 781-974-5405.
Second Wednesday of every month from 6:00-7:00 pm at 1 Municipal Plaza, Lower Level, Classroom, Beacon, NY 12508.
Meeting minutes can be found here.
News & Events
Announcements on upcoming events and important news will appear here, as they become available.
Support Beacon’s Tree Resources by Making a Donation
Trees are an important resource for our city, providing numerous aesthetic, environmental, and economic benefits. Please consider supporting Beacon’s community forest through a monetary contribution to the City Tree Fund, or by donating an entire tree. Complete and return the form to the address below.
City of Beacon
One Municipal Plaza
Beacon NY 12508
Attn: CITY TREE FUND