Xenia Daily Gazette
XENIA — Two members of the City of Xenia Tree Committee recently graduated from the Ohio Division of Forestry Tree Commission Academy. Carol Brown and Thais Reiff, both of Xenia, were recently recognized for completing the two-year course.
The Tree Commission Academy is designed to train and educate community volunteers about the management of their resources involving urban forestry along community streets, within parks and on public grounds. The Department of Natural Resources and the Ohio Division of Forestry stresses the importance of urban forests being managed by dedicated and knowledgeable members so communities can enjoy and sustain the benefits of trees.
“We believe that well-trained tree commission members will be happier and enjoy their position more when they know what to do and why they are doing it,” program coordinator Wendi Van Buren said. “Communities should experience lower turnover, higher meeting attendance, greater commitment, as well as more productivity from tree commissioners who have successfully completed Tree Commission Academy.”
The two graduates join five other Xenia Tree Commissioners who have previously completed the same course.
The City of Xenia Tree Committee is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to education, preservation and conservation of the urban forest. The committee is affiliated with the City of Xenia BRACA Committee.
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