What the Tree Board does for the Community:
- Prepare a community tree plan
- Plan Arbor Day events
- Provide tree information, a recommended tree list (updated list is pending approval), and tree canopy report
- Recognize groups and individuals completing tree projects
- Help educate the community about the Emerald Ash Borer
The spread of emerald ash borer (EAB) is a growing concern in Brentwood and Tennessee. This invasive insect was first detected in the United States in 2002 and “is now considered the most destructive tree insect pest ever to be introduced into North America.
It was first seen in Tennessee in 2010 and has since been confirmed in 59 counties, including Williamson County. The ash borer is a significant threat to trees in urban and metropolitan areas, where as many as 15% of the trees are ash species.
How do you know if you have an ash tree on your property? Use this app from Colorado State University.
Want to attend a meeting?
The Tree Board meets every third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 am at Brentwood City Hall, 5211 Maryland Way.
Current Members of the Tree Board
|Lynn Tucker, Chair||615-310-6698|
|Nelson Andrews (City Commissioner)||615-917-1384|
|John Magyar (Planning Commission Representative)||615-333-8999|
|Lenda Elmlinger (Park Board Representative)||615-477-2515|
|Deanna Lambert, City Staff||615-371-2259|
|Erin Kiney, City Staff||615-371-2208|
Deanna Lambert, Community Relations Director, 615-371-2259
Tree management information: Chapter 78, Article VIII of the Brentwood Municipal Code or call the Planning and Codes Department at 615-371-2204