City of Pierre
Arbor Board Minutes
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The April meeting of the City of Pierre Arbor Committee was held at City Hall. Dan McCormick called the meeting to order at noon. Those in attendance were Board Members: Dave Kruger and Tracy Laqua; Ex-Officio Members: Tiffany Arp, Jeanne Goodman, Todd Kelly and Tom Farnsworth. The March minutes were approved as printed.
Cities of Service:
Tree Planting Class:
62 people signed the registration list. Capital Journal had a good article about the planting class and Cities of Service.
Meeting Friday 4/20:
To review planting event plan.
Tree Planting Events:
April 21; Arboretum Spring clean-up and planting of 86 trees.
April 27; City Park Shop Nursery, 1 PM, planting 130 trees
April 28; Hillsview; meet at clubhouse at 8:15, planting 220 trees
Community Forestry Challenge Grant:
Tiffany reported that the Arbor Board’s grant request for $5,000 was fully funded. Award letters will be out later this month.
Garden Club Grant:
The fund continues to grow. $5,144.79
Arbor Day 2012:
Tuesday, April 24th, 4 PM, at the Y. Press has been notified. Y maintenance staff will help Dan prepare for the planting. Eleven trees were purchased with funding from Modern Woodman: 3 lindens; 3 Valley Forge elms, 3 freeman maples, 2 catalpas.
Bird Feeding Area:
Feeding will be completed for the season this month. Dave said there was more bird activity at the Arboretum Station than at Farm Island. Dave has staked the feeding area for Saturday’s planting.
Community Threat Assessment Protocol – Tiffany informed the Board that the Department of Agriculture will be looking for a firm to inventory the public trees of 40 communities. This will be a 2 year process. Arbor Board was asked for their input on what area(s) of town to have inventoried, in addition to the parks. Tiffany said it could be between 10 and 15 road miles. It was suggested to inventory the Historic District. This area would have the largest concentration of mature trees / cost to City to remove. Tom will work with the Engineering department and get the maps/information to Tiffany.
Meeting adjourned by Dan.
Submitted by: Tracy Laqua, Secretary
Next Meeting: Tuesday, May 15, 2012.