Shade Tree Committee

Share Tree Committee GraphicMembers

  • Barbara Bonham, Chair
  • Kirsten Gabrielsen, Secretary
  • Bob Deitrich, Member
  • Kate Honders, Member
  • Fred Isseks, Member
  • Doug Milne, Member
  • Mary Ellen O’Neill, Member
  • Alan Lewis, Member
  • Renee Stover, Member
  • Celeste Van Fleet, Consultant
  • Monty Vacura, Consultant

Code Within the City Charter

There is hereby created and established a Shade Tree Committee for the City of Middletown, New York, which shall consist of nine members, who shall be residents of or own a business in the City, or who live within a thirty-mile radius of the City but reside or work in New York State, and who shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Common Council.

View the City of Middletown City Code Chapter 449 Trees (PDF).


Shade Tree CommitteeMiddletown is currently seeking volunteers to serve on the Shade Tree Committee.

We work in conjunction with the schools, Recreation and Parks and the Department of Public Works. Volunteers help with planting, pruning, watering and keeping a survey of our city trees; as well as educating the public about the benefits of Urban Trees.