Street Tree Advisory Committee

In 2018, the Town of Bethlehem was awarded an Urban and Community Forestry Grant by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. NYSDEC’s Urban and Community Forestry Grants Program helps communities develop and implement comprehensive tree planting, management, maintenance, and education to create healthy forests while enhancing quality of life for residents. The award from NYSDEC of $35,000 allowed the Town to hire a professional consultant to complete a town street tree inventory and a community forest management plan. The Street Tree Advisory Committee appointed at the March 27, 2019 Town Board provides guidance to town staff and the selected consultant during the process.

Request for Proposals: Street Tree Inventory and Community Forestry Management Plan
Update: Revised to correct typo in cost estimate table (tier threshold changed from 4501 to 4001 for consistency.

Grant Presentation to February 13, 2019 Town Board

Regular Meetings

  • Meets as necessary at Town Hall
  • Last Meeting:  Thursday, December 11, 2019
  • Next Meeting:  TBD
  • Most recent agenda


  • Lauren Axford, Pine Hollow Arboretum
  • Bonnie Fahey, Community Member
  • David Kvam, Community Member
  • Scott Lewendon, Landscape Architect
  • Carolyn Steadman, Bethlehem Garden Club
  • Alison Yovine, Landscape Architect

Town Representatives

  • Robert Leslie, AICP, Director of Planning
  • Nate Owens, Senior Planner
  • Marc Dorsey, Superintendent of Highways
  • Pete Schmidt, Highway Foreman
  • Robin Nagengast, Street Tree Program Coordinator