Contact Info: Misty Beyer: email:
Phone: (203) 254-0123
Fairfield's Commemorative Tree Planting Program:
Give a gift that grows!
Roots to Branches Tree Workshop
Saturday, April 13: 9am - noon
Join us at the CT Audubon 2325 Burr St. for a community forum concerning Fairfield's TREES
Sponsored by the Ffld Forestry Committee and the Ct Audubon Fairfield Center
CT State Foresters Chris Donnelly and Rob Rocks will address how our past shaped the forests of today and why it is so important to manage this resource for tomorrow.
WORKSHOPS will follow lecture and will include:
Donations of $10 are welcome. Children are free. For more information contact; firstname.lastname@example.org.
- tree planting - the right tree in the right place
- Tree ID/Habitat walks
- INVASIVE tree and shrub IDENTIFICATION
It is important that everyone is aware that there are still hazardous trees out and about our area. If one sees a potentially hazardous tree and it involves utility wires, UI should be contacted at 1-800-722-5584. If the tree does not involve the wires - please call the town tree warden (Ken Placko) at 203-256-3178.
The crews are out trying to keep our streets safe. Let us work together to get our community back up and running.
In the near future we will post statistics on the numbers of trees that were affected and removed. Our town will work together to develop a replanting program that focuses on the right tree in the right place. Our trees are a valued asset in our community.
Mission Statement Summary:
The mission of the Fairfield Forestry Committee is to promote stewardship of Town-owned trees and assist the Tree Warden with implementation of the Town's Community Forest Management Plan.
Complete Mission Statement:
The mission of the Fairfield Forestry Committee is to a) promote awareness, appreciation, and stewardship of the environmental, economic, and cultural values of trees in the Town of Fairfield and b) provide assistance to the Tree Warden for development and implementation of Town initiatives to preserve, enhance, maintain and otherwise manage Town-owned trees in the public interest, consistent with the Town's Community Forest Management Plan. The Committee pursues its mission by:
- Providing information concerning the Town's community forest management program, the importance of trees, and other forest management topics to the general public, Town agencies and officials, and others;
- Organizing and conducting special public events and programs to encourage participation in the Town's community forest management program and strengthen public support for the program;
- Providing opportunities for citizens to express comments and recommendations regarding the Town's community forest management program;
- Conducting studies and investigations at the direction of the Tree Warden for the purpose of providing information to support and advance the Town's community forest management program;
- Providing advisory assistance to the Tree Warden for preparing, amending, and implementing the Town's Community Forest Management Plan;
- Pursuing grants and other sources of funds to advance the Town's community forest management program; and
- Encouraging and supporting the participation of residents and neighborhood groups for implementing the Community Forest Management Plan.
Adopted March 24, 2011
by the Fairfield Forestry Committee
Monthly meetings alternate
between Tuesdays and Fridays. Contact Misty
Beyer for more information.
are open to the public.
Fairfield Tree Warden, Ken Placko, announced the
formation of the Fairfield Forestry Committee.
The mission of this permanent town committee is
to increase awareness of the importance of
protecting trees in Fairfield by educating
residents and developing town-wide tree
“The Forestry Committee will support and
supplement the efforts of Fairfield’s Tree
Warden,” stated Misty Beyer, committee
Co-Founder. “Fairfield, a designated Connecticut
Tree City, is fortunate to be one of the few
towns that employs a full-time tree warden.”
The use of “ Forestry” in this volunteer
committee’s name was chosen to reflect the need
to protect trees in Fairfield’s business and
industrial zones, in addition to its residential
and recreational areas.
“Trees have tremendous impact on our
environmental health, water quality, climate
regulation, noise abatement, and wildlife
protection,” said Pamela Clark, committee
member. “Importantly, Fairfield’s trees define
the unique character of our town.”
The Fairfield Forestry Committee includes six
members: Maureen Graney, Sarah Levy, Alyssa Israel, Geoffe Steadman, Mary Hogue, Misty Beyer, & Ken Placko, Tree