Tree Commission


  • Nancy Needham - Chairwoman
  • Joan Hagenzieker
  • MaryEllen Letterman
  • Brian Skinner
  • Pat Tobin
A group of people hold a Tree City USA banner


  • The Tree Commission is comprised of between 7 and 9 members.
  • At least 5 members shall be Town Residents.
  • The terms shall not exceed 3 years and all members shall serve without compensation.

Tree City USA

The Town of Manlius is proud to be an official Tree City as part of the Tree City USA program with the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. Learn more at the Tree City USA Program webpage.


To qualify as a Tree City USA community, a town or city must meet 4 standards established by The Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters.
  • An Arbor day Observance or Proclamation
  • A Community Forestry program
  • A Tree Care Ordinance
  • A Tree Commission
These standards were established to ensure that every qualifying community would have a viable tree management plan and program.