Tree City Committee


  • 10 a.m.
  • Second Tuesday of the month
  • Public Service Headquarters
    12973 Farmington Road
    West Conference Room


  • Bill Craig, Chairman and Citizen Representative
  • John Covert, Citizen Representative
  • Marybeth Dillon-Butler, Citizen Representative 
  • Ben Hillard, Livonia Public Schools Liaison 
  • Brandon McCullough, Livonia City Council Representative  
  • Frank Kalinski, Citizen Representative 
  • Julie Noble, Citizen Representative  
  • Arica Flores, Forestry Foreman
  • Doug Moore, Assistant Director of Public Works
  • John Wojnar, Park Foreman
  • Ralph Williams, Tree Artisan  
  • Trisha Gabriel, Roads and Parks Supervisor


The Livonia Tree City Committee meetings are usually an hour in length and are open to the public. Items addressed at meetings include:

  • Tree issues facing our urban environment, including plantings, removals, trimmings, pests, and road/sidewalk construction.
  • Relationship between the urban forest and stormwater issues.
  • Arrangements to conduct the annual Arbor Day event.


An initiative made by the Tree Committee was updating the City ordinance relating to proper species planting and updating the list of undesirable species, which was accepted by the Planning Department and City Council. Another issue the Tree Committee had to address was the devastation caused by the Emerald Ash Borer and determining the City’s response to that tree attack.