Wilmington Tree Commission

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Commission members appointed by City Council serve three (3)-year terms.

12 Members

  • Seven (7) voting City residents appointed by the City Council;
  • Two (2) voting at large members appointed by the City Council;
  • One (1) each assigned from Development Services and Public Services or Community Services Departments;
  • One (1) urban arborist preferably assigned from the Public Services Department or Community Services Department and if none, one (1) to be appointed by the Council members.


The Commission shall promote and endorse programs and policies to support our Urban Forest, shall increase public education, and shall establish awards and recognition programs as incentives to encourage a healthy and attractive natural environment for the City of Wilmington.


Held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 8:30 a.m.


HR Conference Room, CresCom Bank Building, 115 North 3rd Street

Current Members 

 Term to Expire On:

Sherry O'Daniell, Chair   06/18/2020
 Peter Watkins  06/18/2021
 Jack Dunn  06/18/2022
Margee Herring  06/18/2020
James Gregory  06/18/2021
Anthony Snider  06/18/2022
Alana Seaman   06/18/2020
Joshua Shields   06/18/2022
Catherine Cardamone  06/18/2023
Megan Upchurch (Planning, Dev., and Transp.)  N/A
Ricky Midgette (Community Services)  N/A
Aaron Reese (Urban Arborist)  N/A

Staff Liaison

Aaron Reese, Urban Forester
Phone: 910.341.0078, (TDD 341.7873/TTY 711)
Fax:  910.341.4663


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