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Tumwater Tree Board

The Tree Board advises the City Council on urban forestry issues, including drafting and sometimes revising a comprehensive tree protection plan or ordinance, or any other tree matter. The board is scheduled to meet every month. However, the meeting schedule may vary, depending on pending work items. Visit the City Calendar for the current meeting schedule or contact City staff for details.

Below you will find a list of agendas and minutes from recent meetings. 

Terms & Residency

The Tumwater Tree Board consists of five to seven members; serving three-year terms, appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. Tree Board (TMC 2.66.020) members shall be residents of the City, with the exception to assure at least two representatives are from the professional disciplines specified in the ordinances and one person may qualify for membership by residing in the Tumwater urban growth area.

(Ord. O2001-018, Amended, 11/20/2001; Ord. O98-011, Amended, 08/04/1998; Ord. O95-045, Added, 12/19/1995)

 Tree Board Members   Term Expiration
1. Trent Grantham (Chair)
2. Michael Jackson - Professional (Vice Chair)
3. Brent Chapman - Professional
4. Dennis Olson
6. Jim Sedore
7. Tanya Nozawa (City resident or UGA)


*To apply for a vacant position, visit Advisory Boards and download an application form.

Staff Contact

Suresh Bhagavan, Associate Planner, (360) 754-4180.

Tumwater Tree Board Meetings

The Tree Board meets on the second Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Please confirm meeting schedule on the City Calendar or contact staff. Meetings are held at Tumwater City Hall (map).

2019 Meetings

Date Meeting Type Agenda Minutes 
09-09-2019  Committee  Agenda & Items (Staff Reports)   
08-12-2019  Committee  Meeting Cancelled   
07-08-2019  Committee  Meeting Cancelled   
06-10-2019  Committee  Agenda & Items (Staff Reports)  Minutes 
05-13-2019  Committee  Agenda & Items (Staff Reports)  Minutes 
04-08-2019  Committee  Agenda & Items (Staff Reports)  Minutes 
03-04-2019  Committee Agenda & Items (Staff Reports)  Minutes 
02-11-2019  Committee  Meeting Cancelled   
01-14-2019  Committee  Agenda & Items (Staff Reports)  Minutes 

Past Meetings

For your convenience, meeting records from the past year are available on the City's website located here: 2018 Tree Board Meetings. For meeting records from prior years, search the Tumwater Records Center


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