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Urban Forest Council
Urban Forest Council

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The Parks, Recreation and Forestry Division is charged with the management of Lima’s urban forest.Street and park trees contribute significantly to the physical makeup of our City and are one our most cherished features.Trees add to Lima’s beauty and livability.Some of the roles of our staff is the planting of new and replacement trees, the maintenance of existing trees, mainly through pruning, and the removal of trees that have died, are considered hazardous or have other non correctable problems.

For detailed information regarding planting, pruning and removal policies and schedules, please check the links below on this page.

Our Mission
To ensure the City of Lima's puBlic trees are able to be enjoyed by generations to come. We do this by engaging the community and aiding its leaders in the planning and maintenance of our urban forest.

The City of Lima's Urban Forest Council meets monthly to discuss and advise on the current program and policies, recommend new directions and opportunities, provide feedback on administrative projects and initiatives, help execute some local activities, and advocate the City's Urban Forest mission. 

2017 Urban Forest Council Members are:UFC
  • Sarah Helton (Chairman, 1st Choice Tree Service)
  • Alaina Morman (Vice Chairman, Allen Soil & Water Conservation District)
  • Ric Stolly (Deputy Public Works Director, City of Lima Parks & Recreation)
  • Jimmy Moscato (Secretary, City of Lima, Parks & Recreation)
  • Vince Sarno (Johnny Appleseed Metro Park District)
  • Jimmy Morrisey (City of Lima, Division of Engineering)
  • Chris Martello (CM Landscaping)
  • Barb Stelzer
  • David Adams

2018 Tree Commission Academy - Lima Class
The City of Lima is excited to host the 2018 Freshman Class of the Tree Commission Academy on March 20th.  The class is presented by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry.  For additional information on the Academy, visit the ODNR website.  For an application to the March 20-21 TCA class in Lima, click HERE.

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2017 Tree City USA Recognition

Congratulations to the City of Lima for being recognized as a 30 Year member of Tree City USA! 

2017 Arbor Day Festivities
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The City of Lima's Urban Forest Council celebrated the 2017 Arbor Day by planting
two trees at North Middle School.  Each year, the council works with a local school to help educate the youth about the importance of planting trees and the positive effects trees have on the environment.
In addition to the trees planted at North Middle School, two trees were donated by the Lima Senior High School Class of 196
6 and planted at the Lima Stadium Park.

2017 Arbor Day

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