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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 our City Forester, Mark Timmons & Associates and the listed volunteers below, meets the first Monday of every month at 9:00
a.m. at Anchorage City Hall. Our 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 our committee, we manage additional projects to include: Arbor Day Celebration yearly, Forestry Educational Calendars, Hazardous
Tree inventory annual review, and the Tree Canopy Campaign.
For more information, contact City Hall or any Forestry Board member. 2014
Forestry Board members are Chair Diane McAllister, Ursula Brooks, Nan Dryden, Lindy Gregory, and Lucy Spickard.
Forestry Board meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at City Hall at 9:00 a.m.
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 2012 are available through the Anchorage Archives
at City Hall. Archive hours: Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to noon by appointment.