Quincy Tree Commission

Initial appointments are for a 3-year term. The membership of the Commission consists of the Director of Central Services, Director of Parks and City Forester, all of which are Ex-Officio members, and 9 citizens. Meetings are called on the first Friday of March, June, October and November, at 1:30 p.m. at the Planning & Development Department Conference Room, City Hall Annex; 706 Maine, Third Floor.

Name Address Phone
Anne St. John (2015)
Chairman
astjohn1637@att.net
1637 York 217-223-0055
Alderman Mike Farha (2013)
mike.farha@quincyil.gov
2043 Vermont 217-228-1741
Michael Price, Ameren (2015)
michaelprice@ameren.com
  309-823-9206
Tom Friye (2015)
ntfriye@yahoo.com
1415 Gayla Drive 217-223-6490
Robert Bisser (2015)
rfblassoc@aol.com
2518 Summer Creek 217-224-0198
Cathy Carpenter (2015)
cathycrc@comcast.net
4406 Hidden Cove 217-224-3309
Steve Crabtree (2015)
stevec7@sbcglobal.net
607 Locust 217-222-3789
Marcia Dougherty (A-2014) 1901 Maine 217-222-3244
Bob Terstriep (A-2014)
terstrie@adams.net
5602 Koch's Lane 217-224-6184
     
Marty Stegeman Dir of Central
Services/Transit
217-228-4520
Chuck Bevelheimer Dir of Planning & Dev 217-228-4515
Amanda Keck Tree Commission
Secretary
217-228-4515

Ed Seger
esqpd@adams.net

Park District
1231 Bonansinga Dr.
217-223-7703


The Quincy Tree Commission was formed in February, 1988. Leon Kowalski, Dick Nebe and Tim Jarvis visited Urbana, Illinois, on a fact-finding mission to celebrate the city's 10th year as a Tree City USA. Mayor Hagstrom, Janet Conover, Mike Lavery, Ray Broemmer, Dr. Raad and Bill Bergman were also consulted on the implementation of: Organized Method of Trimming of Trees. Three months later, a meeting was held with Mayor Hagstrom and CIPS to include the city of Quincy in the Tree City USA program.

On December 23, 1988, an ordinance was passed formally establishing the Tree Commission. The Commission included representatives involved in various aspects of the City:

1. Banking
2. Horticulture
3. Nursery
4. Utility
5. City
6. Park District

Initially, 150 trees were budgeted to be sold to residents for $10 each to keep up with the current tree removal rate. In 2008, the City of Quincy Tree Commission opted to decrease the amount of trees sold to 80 and increase the size of the trees planted to both encourage the public to care for the trees and to discourage tree damage.

Since 1988, Macomb, Hannibal and several other local communities have become satellite cities for the Tree City USA program, and the commitment to community involvement with trees has continued to grow. 2009 was a stellar year for Quincy as it won national recognition as the #1 Tree City in the USA.

Keep up the great work Quincy!