The Tree Advisory Committee provided for under City Code, Chapter 112i , is composed of five members nominated by the Mayor and approved by the Common Council. Christine Names, Board Member of NASH, serves as Silvermine’s representative. Hal Alvord, Director of Public Works, is Norwalk’s Tree Warden and serves as an ex officio nonvoting member.
Members of the Tree Advisory Committee recommend a tree management program, policies concerning selection, planting, maintenance and removal of public street trees and public park trees within the City and suggest community educational programs. The Tree Warden prepares all permits, procedures, and documents necessary and maintains accurate records of all activities conducted.
Residents of Silvermine are encouraged to confirm their property lines and refer to Chapter 112 of the City Code to understand regulations governing the removal or planting of trees on public land.
iThe purpose of City Code, Chapter 112, is to protect, preserve and ensure the proper maintenance of trees along public streets and rights-of-way and parks in the City of Norwalk and to provide for new public street trees and public park trees to be planted for the benefit of present and future generations. Public street trees and public park trees provide important benefits to the City, including the beautification of City streets and neighborhoods, the provision of shade, an improvement in air quality, the buffering of noise, and the enhancement of property values.