Shelburne Tree Committee

The objective of the Committee is to help assure that the town plans for and plants trees in the town’s public spaces and right of ways and that public trees are properly maintained. The Committee advises the Select Board on matters relating to public trees in Shelburne.

Regular Meetings


  • Town Center Complex
  • 5420 Shelburne Rd
  • Shelburne, VT 05482

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. 
View Agendas and Minutes

Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer (EAB) is a 1/2-inch long, metallic green beetle originally from Asia that feeds on and burrows in all species of North American ash trees. It was first identified in the Midwest in 2002, and has since killed millions of ash trees in over 35 US states and 5 Canadian provinces. EAB was discovered in Vermont in 2018 and is expected to kill nearly 100% of Vermont’s ash trees, both in our forests and in urban and residential areas. An Ash can be saved if inoculated before the EAB infects the tree. The Shelburne Tree Committee (STC) is preparing an EAB management strategy and recommendations to present to the Select Board in the next few months to deal with this impending infestation.  

The Shelburne Tree Committee (STC) has prepared an EAB management program (which can be viewed on this site) and has presented recommendations to the Selectboard.  See the Ash Inventory by clicking on the image below.

Ash Tree Inventory Shelburne (2020), compiled by Pam Brangan, CCRPC

Ash tree inventory

L to R: Tod Warner, Jan Gannon (former member), David Hall (tree warden), Gail Henderson-King, Ann Milovsoroff, Hope Johnson (former member)

Tree Advisory Committee gets award

This photo was taken at the Vermont Arbor Day Conference in Montpelier, Vermont. The Town of Shelburne received the Tree City USA award. This award is given annually to communities that meet the four criteria that the National Arbor Day Foundation established for designation as a Tree City USA.

Committee Members Term Expires
Gail Henderson-King, Chair 04/01/2022
Ann Milovsoroff 04/01/2024
Susan Dunning 04/01/2023
Tod Warner, Vice-Chair 04/01/2023
David Hall, Tree Warden 04/01/2022
Kelly Murphy Moreton 04/01/2023
Thea Platt 04/01/2023
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Important Mulching Information

Volcano Mulching Contributes to Bark Rot & Root Deformities and Will Eventually Kill the Tree!  See Information Below:

Memorial Trees

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