The Tree Board hosts an annual Arbor Day Festival, mobilizing volunteers to plant new trees in the Village and selling Arbor Day t-shirts to raise money for the Tree Fund. Additionally, board members collect funds from donation jars placed throughout the Village to help purchase new trees.
The mission of the Tree Board includes the following goals:
- Assess the current state of our public trees through a computer based inventory of all trees on village property (completed 9/06)
- Identify tree species suitable for our area and appropriate for the various kinds of sites in an urban community.
- Emphasize diversity in future tree plantings to avoid a monoculture of species.
- Identify and preserve the particularly fine specimens of older trees that we currently have in our community.
- Promote public awareness of the importance of our urban forest through education, community plantings and maintenance of new trees.
- Attain the National Arbor Day Foundation's status as a Tree City USA (awarded 2009) and make Brockport a "village arboretum."
The Village of Brockport Tree Board is governed by Chapter 46 Section 4 of the Village Code