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Wilmington Tree Commission

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The Commission’s purpose is to promote and endorse programs and policies to support, maintain and grow our urban forest, increase public education, and establish award and recognition programs as incentives to encourage a healthy, safe and attractive natural environment for the City of Wilmington.

What's New

  • A proposed Street Tree Policy was approved unanimously by the Tree Commission on June 20, 2018. The proposed policy will be presented to City Council for their consideration. Click here to view this policy.

  • The City of Wilmington was one of only two NC cities selected by the North Carolina Forest Service to participate in a federal study to look at how urban trees can be used to improve the quality of our local waterways. Click here to learn more.


Recognizing the need to protect and promote our urban forest, the City of Wilmington’s City Council established the Wilmington Tree Commission on April 16, 1996. To Promote, Protect and Enhance our Urban Forest. Click here to view the program's brochure.

About the Commission

12 members:  (7) City residents, (2) at-large members, (3) ex-officio members with (1) each from Planning, Development & Transportation, Community Services and the City Arborist

Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, except the months of July and December. The group meets in the 5th floor conference room of the CresCom Bank building  located at 115 North 3rd Street  

Terms on Commission
Each member is appointed by the City Council for a term of not more than (3) years.  No member appointed by the Council shall be eligible to serve more than (2) consecutive terms.

Interested in Applying to be on Commission?
Any vacancies will be advertised on GTV8 and local papers.

Commission Bylaws
2017 Annual Report
2017 Annual PowerPoint
Committee Appointments
Board or Commission Application


2018 Minutes   2017 Minutes  2016 Minutes
January 2018   January 2017  January 2016
February 2018   February 2017  February 2016
 March 2018  March 2017  March 2016
April 2018   April 2017  April 2016
May 2018   May 2017  May 2016
June 2018   June 2017  June 2016
August 2018   August 2017  August 2016
September 2018   September 2017  September 2016
October 2018   October 2017  October 2016
November 2018   November 2017  November 2016

Tree Commission Programs

Staff Liaison

Aaron Reese
1702 Burnett Boulevard
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910 341-0078 (TDD 341.7873/TTY 711)
Fax: 910.341.4663


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