Public Service Headquarters 12973 Farmington Road West Conference Room
Bill Craig, Chairman and Citizen Representative
John Covert, Citizen Representative
Marybeth Dillon-Butler, Citizen Representative
Ben Hillard, Livonia Public Schools Liaison
Brandon McCullough, Livonia City Council Representative
Frank Kalinski, Citizen Representative
Julie Noble, Citizen Representative
Arica Flores, Forestry Foreman
Doug Moore, Assistant Director of Public Works
John Wojnar, Park Foreman
Ralph Williams, Tree Artisan
Trisha Gabriel, Roads and Parks Supervisor
The Livonia Tree City Committee meetings are usually an hour in length and are open to the public. Items addressed at meetings include:
Tree issues facing our urban environment, including plantings, removals, trimmings, pests, and road/sidewalk construction.
Relationship between the urban forest and stormwater issues.
Arrangements to conduct the annual Arbor Day event.
An initiative made by the Tree Committee was updating the City ordinance relating to proper species planting and updating the list of undesirable species, which was accepted by the Planning Department and City Council. Another issue the Tree Committee had to address was the devastation caused by the Emerald Ash Borer and determining the City’s response to that tree attack.