City of Findlay
Shade Tree Commission
318 Dorney Plaza, Room 310
Findlay, Ohio 45840
About Your Shade Tree Commission
The Findlay Shade Tree Commission was created in 1978 by Findlay City Council to address the need to care for Findlay’s aging urban forest. The Shade Tree Commission is appointed by the Mayor as a group of dedicated community volunteers, professionals and City representatives. It operates with guidance from City Ordinances and coordinates with the Public Works Division.
Today, the Shade Tree Commission’s MISSION is to provide technical support for the establishment and maintenance of city trees, and to educate all city residents on the benefits of trees for our community and importance of proper tree care. Findlay continues to be a “Tree City USA” community for over 30 years designated by the National Arbor Day Foundation.
The Shade Tree Commission’s responsibilities are to provide leadership in selection, promotion, planting and care of trees in public areas like street right-of-ways, parks, cemeteries, and other city properties, as well as hazardous tree removal. Information and exhibits are available to assist residents, businesses, and local organizations in these efforts. Volunteers, donations of trees, and funds for tree programs are always welcome.
Shade Tree Commission Members:
Deb Seng, Secretary
Tim Brugeman, Chair
City of Findlay Support Members:
Ann Spence, City Council
Paul Schmelzer, Service-Safety Director
Dave Honse, Public Works