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Tree Board

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City Arborist

Public Works Department

890 Shop Road
Lexington, VA 24450
T: 540-463-3154
F: 540-464-4198

Regular Meetings

  • Meetings are held bimonthly (six meetings per year)
  • City Hall
    300 E. Washington St.
    Lexington, VA 24450




Member Three-Year Term End Date
Arthur Bartenstein June 30, 2021
Betty Besal June 30, 2021
Clifford Kiracofe June 30, 2021
David Rosher June 30, 2021
 Chris Wise June 30, 2021

About the Board

The Lexington Tree Board was created by the city's Tree Ordinance adopted in 2000. The board advises City Council, the Planning Department, and the city arborist. Duties of the Lexington Tree Board include:

  • Reviewing notifications for activities that affect trees within the Central Business District (a city ordinance does regulate the planting or removal of trees in the Central Business District)
  • Conducting community outreach and education programs
  • Assisting with the development, revision, and evaluation of the Comprehensive Tree Management Plan
  • Seeking funding from state, federal, and other granting agencies
  • Evaluating yearly progress made toward the goals of the city's Tree Ordinance

Lexington Urban Tree Canopy Report 2009

City Arborist

City staff support for the Tree Board includes the city arborist, who may be reached at 540-463-3154. The city's arborist will make house calls to give tree and landscaping advice.