Arboretum Committee


Arboretum TourOne of the Town’s earliest official acts (in 1898) was to pass legislation to preserve our sylvan setting by protecting our trees and shrubs. In 1977, rather than being limited to replacing dying trees and shrubs with varieties permitted by the County, Garrett Park officially established itself as an Arboretum. Since then, the Arboretum Committee has planted more than 600  trees and shrubs, many of rare and unusual varieties, to maintain a canopy of shade trees and to provide color and botanical interest throughout the seasons.

The Garrett Park Arboretum Committee advises the Town Council on the management of all tree and perennial plantings in the Town rights – of – way and public spaces. Town Ordinances exist to protect trees and shrubs:

Sections 715, 716 and Section 717 of the Town Code

History of the Garrett Park Arboretum

Up to seven members serve for five years each and are appointed by the Mayor.

Arboretum Committee
 Kathy Benjamin
 Carol Davies  
 Pat Keating
 Chris Keller  
 Jenny Krivanek
 Michael Spekter  
 Jill Stevens
 Phil Normandy
 Town Arborist
 Kacky Chantry
 Council Liaison

Agenda and Meeting Minutes, January 26, 2016
Agenda and Meeting Minutes, February 23, 2016
Agenda and Meeting Minutes, March 22, 2016
Agenda and Meeting Minutes, April 26, 2016
Agenda and Meeting Minutes, May 24, 2016


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