Tree Advisory Commission

North Manchester regards its tree canopy as a unique and vital asset. In addition to enhancing the air quality for our residents, the town's trees contribute to North Manchester's overall aesthetic appearance and it's attractiveness to others considering our community as a place to relocate or to do business.

To preserve this canopy, a Tree Advisory Commission was established in 1990 by the North Manchester Town Council. A tree ordinance was enacted July 5, 1990. A tree design plan was completed and adopted in November, 1991. Since its inception, the Tree Advisory Commission has supervised several tree plantings, cared for by the North Manchester Parks and Recreation Department staff:

  • North Manchester Tree Planting Program Phase I (517 trees)
  • Indiana State Road 114 Project (160 trees)
  • Market Street Storm Water Project (over 300 trees).

The tree plantings have inspired North Manchester citizens to help care for and plant trees on their own. The Worth M. Walrod Memorial Tree Fund, a part of our current urban forestry plan, is in place as a matching memorial fund offering replacement trees to property owners, and is administered by the North Manchester Community Foundation.

The Tree Advisory Commission meets on the third Wednesday at the Town Manager's office, and has five official members. Three are appointed by the Town Council and serve a two-year term. One is the presiding officer of the Council or his/her designee. The Town Manager and Park Director are ex-officio members. The Commission is authorized to appoint advisory members who do not have the right to vote. It is the responsibility of the Tree Advisory Commission to advise the Town Council in matters concerning tree maintenance, removal and replacement in treelawns. It is also responsible for matters relating to the collection and disposal of fallen leaves, providing educational information regarding the value and care of trees, recommending plans for visually appealing tree canopies and town entranceways, means and methods of enhancing the quality of air and to assist in the recycling of natural resources, and the means and methods of removing danger from trees in poor condition.

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North Manchester, IN 46962
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