Forestry Board

Meetings

  • 8 am
  • 1st Thursday of every month
  • Parks Maintenance Building
    2529 High Country Court

Members

  • Kamie Long, Chair
    Term Expires: November 2022
  • Paul Morency, 1st Alternate
    Term Expires: November 2021
  • Tom Ziola, 2nd Alternate
    Term Expires: November 2021
  • Bennett Boeschenstein
    Term Expires: November 2022
  • Susan Carter
    Term Expires: November 2021
  • Mollie Higginbotham
    Term Expires: November 2021
  • A. Vince Urbina
    Term Expires: November 2021

Three of the five voting members and at least one alternate shall be selected from any of the following categories: 

  • Landscape designer
  • Nursery professional
  • Pesticide applicator
  • Professional arborist
  • Otherwise trained or certified in a plant health industry

One member should be a representative of the Colorado State Forest Service if possible. Two of the members of the Board may be laypersons. Terms are for three years and expire in November.

Overview

The Grand Junction Forestry Board acts as a reviewing body for the purpose of determining professional qualification and competence to engage in the business of the following by giving written, oral, and practical license examinations:

  • Cutting
  • Pruning
  • Removing Trees
  • Spraying
  • Trimming

The board also makes recommendations to the City Council for the adoption of rules and regulations pertaining to the tree service business in the City, and it may hear complaints from citizens relating to the tree service business.