Todd Snackenberg, City Arborist and Brian Walker, Landscape Crew Chief remove hazardous and dead trees at Liberty Park.
Todd Snackenberg, Arborist and Freedom Intermediate Students Hannah Leathers, Alex Scearce, & Abby Ayers worked on the Siemens Environmental Challenge project focusing on riparian restoration and reduction of stream bank erosion and loss of aquatic life. They planted 12 trees,in March 2010 funded by a donation from the City of Franklin Tree Comission Tree Bank along the stream at Jim Warren Park. As part of their project, the students will do follow up measures testing the water oxygen levels and water temperatures to see if the addition of trees to shade the stream will make any improvements.
- International Society of Arboriculture(ISA)
- Society of Municipal Arborists(SMU)
- Utility Arborist Association(UAA)
Arborist Job Description
The City of Franklin recognizes the importance of trees in a municipal environment. Trees are highly valued assets that enhance the surrounding environment. Trees can also reduce noise and air pollution and provide energy saving shade and cooling. A healthy tree population can promote a positive community image and add to a great quality of life. Older trees can hold irreplaceable historical value. The City of Franklin Arborist position was created to facilitate a tree management plan and encourage the City Government and its citizens to understand the importance of trees in today’s ever increasing urban environment.
- Staff liaison to the Franklin Tree Commission
- Assisting other city government departments on any tree related issues
- Educating the public about the importance of trees in an urban environment
- Working together with other city organizations to enhance public understanding of tree related issues
- Purchasing or contracting for products or services related to tree service activities
All City of Franklin tree species have now been defined and documented. Click the link below do download a list of the tree species found locally that make our city beautiful!
- City Trees List [PDF]