Fredericton Tree Commission

The Fredericton Tree Commission is dedicated to the enhancement, protection, and promotion of Fredericton’s urban forest.  The City is currently looking for interested city residents to fill a vacancy on the Commission. The deadline to apply is Friday, February 26, 2021.

Established in 1952 as an advisory body to City Council, members are impartial, non-political volunteers appointed by Council. To serve, members must have appropriate training and background in natural resources. Membership includes one City councillor, the City Forester, and a Forest Technician. Tree Commission members collaborate with city staff, providing expertise on subjects such as the restoration of the “Old Burying Ground”, insect and disease problems other than Dutch Elm, beautification of parks and other public places, and Arbour Day Celebrations.

This committee’s duties include:

  • ensuring high quality tree care throughout the Urban Forest
  • providing advice and recommendations to mayor, council and staff on issues related to the Urban Forest
  • acting as a resource for city staff, special interest groups and the public on matters related to the Urban Forest
  • monitoring trends and forecast future impacts on tree health and urban forest sustainability
  • providing input on Urban Forest issues in the Municipal Plan Review process
  • evaluating and assisting with the development of municipal policies, ordinances and activities related to the urban forest.

The City of Fredericton is looking for interested city residents to fill a vacancy on the Fredericton Tree Commission.

The Commission is appointed by and responsible to the Council of the City of Fredericton.  The Commission is dedicated to the enhancement, protection, and promotion of Fredericton’s urban forest. 

The Commission will act as a steward for the urban forest and provide advice and recommendations to City Council regarding issues related to the urban forest; act as a resource for City staff, monitor trends and forecast future impacts on tree health and urban forest sustainability; provide input on urban forest issues through the City’s Municipal Plan processes; and evaluate and assist with the development of municipal policies, by-laws and activities related to the urban forest, pursuant to City  By-law No. L-7, A By-law Respecting the Fredericton Tree Commission.

The Commission consists of nine members, including one member of City Council, appointed for three-year terms, subject to reappointment.  There are four regular meetings per year with additional meetings as the need arises. These are volunteer positions, and as such, no remuneration is provided.

Anyone interested in serving on the Fredericton Tree Commission is asked to submit a letter and brief résumé, demonstrating their qualifications and experience, to the undersigned on or before Friday, February 26, 2021:

Office of the City Clerk
City Hall
397 Queen Street
Fredericton, N.B. E3B 1B5
Fax:  460-2905