Tree Council

The Tree Council is a board that was created to help preserve the quality and character of the natural environment in Niskayuna in recognition that trees, shrubs and associated vegetation are an important natural resource. The Tree Council’s mission is to ensure trees and their associated practical and aesthetic benefits are assured for future generations of Town residents to enjoy. They are in charge of creating a Street Tree Master plan and they work on inventorying the trees that are currently established in Niskayuna. They review development plans for the Planning Board and advocate for retaining existing trees, adding additional plantings and increasing species diversity / using native species whenever possible. They organize Arbor Day and manage the Town’s status as a Tree City. They try to work with the Highway Department on Spring and Fall planting projects, maintain a website with information for residents on how to plant and maintain trees, and also work on a variety of different public outreach projects. Usually meets on the second Thursday of the month at 6pm.

More information about the Niskayuna Tree Council can be found at http://niskayunatreecouncil.org/ 

Board Members

NameTitleTerm
Carol Carey

Chairwoman

2023

Amanda Matuszyk

2022

Ismat Alam

2022

Chris Zimmerman

2023

Andrea Worthington

2021

Amy Howansky

2023

Jonathon Marr

2021

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