Tree Advisory Committee

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    UIC’s Tree Advisory Committee was established to help sustainably manage UIC’s campus forest.  As a requirement of being a being recognized as  a Tree Campus USA, this committee is comprised of members representing the diverse audience of those with a stake in campus trees.

    What does the Tree Advisory Committee do?

    The committee provides guidance on tree care and new tree plantings.  The committee also assists in providing education on the benefits of trees and develops connectivity to the community.

    Who can be on the Tree Advisory Committee?

    Anyone!  The committee is comprised of UIC students, faculty, staff and community organizations.  If you are interested in becoming a member, please email sustainability@uic.edu.

    When does the Committee meet?

    The Tree Advisory Committee meets regularly, usually about once a semester.  Meetings are typically one hour long and are always located on campus.  An agenda with meeting time and location is distributed to the committee members prior to the event.  Meetings are also posted on the Office of Sustainability’s website, and the UIC events calendar.

    Tree Advisory Committee, 2016

    Pablo Acevedo Associate Director of Facilities Management, UIC
    Zahra Ahsan Undergraduate Student, UIC Bioengineering, Tree Campus USA intern
    Edder Atunez UIC Alum, Biological Sciences, former Tree Campus USA intern
    Deborah Blecic Library, Professor & Collections Coordinator, UIC
    Iris Caldwell Research Engineer, UIC Energy Resources Center
    Grainne Cassidy Assistant Director, UIC Office of Capital Programs
    Melissa Del Rosario Illinois Department of Transportation
    Monica Farfan Graduate Student, UIC Biological Sciences
    Julie Finlay UIC Nursing Consultant – Division of Specialized Care for Children
    Eric Grossnickle Arborist, Bartlett Tree Experts
    Sarah Hernandez Graduate Student, UIC Heritage Garden
    Kristy Kambanis Assistant Director for STEM Initiatives, UIC Degrees Progress Office
    Hulliams Kamlem UIC Alum, Public Health, former Tree Campus USA intern
    Cynthia Klein-Banai Associate Chancellor for Sustainability, UIC
    Mike Landek  Executive Associate Vice Chancellor, UIC Vice Chancellor for Administration Services
    Roberta Mason-Gamer Associate Professor, UIC Biological Sciences, CCSE Grounds Subcommittee Co-Chair
    Emily Minor Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, UIC
    Ben O’Connor Assistant Professor, UIC Civil and Materials Engineering
    Karima Patel Undergraduate Student, UIC Biological Sciences, former Tree Campus USA intern
    Tomasz Przybyłowicz James Woodworth Prairie Site Manager, UIC Biological Sciences
    Fabiola Quiroz Illinois Department of Transportation
    Carly Rizor Superintendent of Grounds, UIC Facilities Management, CCSE Grounds Subcommittee Co-Chair
    Jill Rothamer-Wallenfeldt Director, UIC Experience
    Lisa Sanzenbacher Program Coordinator, UIC Office of Sustainability, CCSE Grounds Subcommittee Office Liaison
    Elise Sosa Field Researcher, UIC Survey Research Laboratory
    Tania Sosa Undergraduate Student, UIC Heritage Garden
    Alyssa Straits Undergraduate Student, UIC Biological Sciences, former Tree Campus USA intern
    Robin Sylvester UIC School of Public Health, Office of Dean
    Neel Thakkar UIC Alum, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.), former Tree Campus USA intern
    John Wagner UIC Grounds Maintenance, Facilities Management
    Carol JH Yetken President CYLA Design Associates Inc
  • The Tree Advisory Committee meets regularly, about once a semester.  Below are the meeting minutes since 2013.

    Tree Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes 7.22.13

    Tree Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes 10.29.13

    Tree Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes 3.11.14

    Tree Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes 10.6.14

    CCSE Grounds and Tree Care Committee Meeting Minutes 2.19.15

    CCSE Grounds and Tree Care Committee Meeting Minutes 7 13 15