About the Commission

The Leesburg Tree Commission provides leadership to enhance, expand, and preserve the tree canopy in the Town of Leesburg for the benefit of the community. The Commission is dedicated to promoting tree preservation and planting within the Town limits, providing a healthy and diverse tree canopy, and ensuring a superior quality of life for all Town residents through the use of ecosystem service benefits which trees provide.  Trees act as our "Green Civil Servants" and are seen as a necessity instead of a nicety.



Commission Members

Term Ends
Pat Hatfield, Chair 2022
Flint Anderson 2020
 Ron Platt
John Groothuis 2022
Earl Hower 2020
Jason Smart 2020
Dave Butler  2020
Neil Steinberg, Council Liaison TERM 


Group Email Address: TreeCommission@leesburgva.gov

Staff Liaison: Tyler Wright, Urban Forester and Landscape Specialist, accepts correspondence on behalf of the Tree Commission.



2019 Meeting Packets

January, 2019

February, 2019

March, 2019

April, 2019

May, 2019

CANCELLED - June, 2019

July, 2019

August, 2019 - Summer Work Session

CANCELLED - Regular Meeting August, 2019

September, 2019

CANCELLED - October, 2019

November, 2019

 How to plant your seedling

How NOT to care for your tree

Flower and Garden Show Tree - Swamp White Oak

How to plant a large tree

What to know about EAB

Additional Leesburg Tree Commission documents, including approved meeting minutes, are available for download here. For previous years' meeting packets and minutes, contact the Staff Liaison.