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Anchorage Forestry Board
Beginning in the 1830's men such as Edward Dorsey Hobbs, James Walker and Samuel L. Garr had nurseries and planted many of the
fine species of trees that are seen throughout Anchorage. Isaac W. Bernheim brought the Olmsted Brothers firm from Brookline,
Massachusetts to landscape his estate in Anchorage at the turn of the century. In 1914, when he was president of the Civic
League, Berheim again hired the Olmsted firm to design a plan for the future development of Anchorage. A part of that plan
called for a City Forester. Since 1988, the Anchorage Forestry Board and its Forester have continued the tradition of protecting
its trees and will continue this tradition into the next century.
The Forestry Board, composed of City Forester
Andrea Hanlon and the listed volunteers below, meets the first Monday of every month at 8:45 a.m. at Anchorage City Hall.
Their mission is the preservation of the City's remarkable urban forest through the guidelines of the City's Tree ordinance and
its permitting process. The Forestry Board distributes hundreds of young trees to the residents of Anchorage once or twice
each year to help maintain a vibrant tree canopy. Through the volunteer effortts of the committee, they manage
additional projects to include: an annual Arbor Day Celebration, Hazardous Tree inventory annual review, and the Tree Canopy
For more information, contact City Hall or any Forestry Board member. 2018 Forestry Board members are Chair
Lucy Spickard, Ursula Brooks, Nan Dryden, Diane McAllister, Ellen Welham, Nancy Wilkinson, and Jan Ruzich.
Board meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at City Hall at 8:45 a.m.
Minutes are posted after they are approved
by the Forestry Board.
City of Anchorage, Kentucky
1306 Evergreen Road
Anchorage, Kentucky 40223
Phone (502) 245-4654
Fax (502) 245-5651
Forestry Board Minutes prior to 2015 are available through the Anchorage Archives
at City Hall. Archive hours: Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to noon
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