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Poughkeepsie to Cut 50 Ash Trees – New Tree Planting Program to Begin in Fall

Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison announced today that the City will be undertaking a tree felling program to remove ash trees that have been killed by Emerald Ash Borer infestations. He described Poughkeepsie as, “a proud Tree City USA. We have initiated a tree maintenance and restoration program to keep our
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The Shade Tree Commission (STC) was formed in 1978 in order to study the problems and needs of the city in connection with its tree planting program and to make recommendations to the Planning Board, City Administrator, and Mayor as to type and kind of trees to be planted in the City.

Other functions include the dissemination of news and information regarding the protection, maintenance, removal and planting of trees in the City. Planning staff attends all STC meetings and provides advisory and administrative support.