Dane County  
Minutes - Final Unless Amended by  
Tree Board  
Who benefits? Who is burdened?  
Who does not have a voice at the table?  
How can policymakers mitigate unintended consequences?  
Tuesday, March 21, 2023  
3:45 PM  
Hybrid Meeting: Attend in person at the Lyman  
Anderson building 5201 Fen Oak Dr; Meeting Room  
Driftless: attend virtually via Zoom  
A. Call To Order  
Also present: Craig Klinke, Cory Rich, Lisa Johnson, Brian Wahl  
Absent: Alex Moderhock, ADAM ALVES, JAEDAN FESTGE  
B. Consideration of Minutes  
A motion was made by WYATT, seconded by WEISS, that the Minutes be  
approved. The motion carried by a voice vote 4-0.  
C. Discussion Items  
1. Board vacancies: Recommendations for Rich and Klinke from Chair RITT were sent  
to Exec’s office. Johnson will follow up with Terra Hawley from Landscape Designs, Inc.  
as another potential member.  
2. Work plan review: Discussion – most members needed to review and come back  
with prepared comments. Will add to April agenda.  
3. Tree Board future options: The Tree Canopy Collaborative and Tree Board have  
overlapping missions. Would a merger between the two groups be useful? Discussion  
ensued. Different scenarios were suggested. Are there things the TB could do that the  
TCC does not. Could TB focus on things that TCC does not, such as policy. How does  
what the TB does align? Could there be a partnership? How would it work? The  
discussion will continue.  
D. Action Items  
1. Budget proposals – Have $4000. NOONE has a proposal with the State  
Cartographer’s office to help fund SCO students to locate and measure Heritage Trees  
as part of the Heritage Tree Project. The SCO would have a defined scope of work with  
an end point and they would invoice us for the specified amount. MOTION BY NOONE  
with friendly amendment by RITT to allot $1700 to the State Cartographer’s office to hire  
students to locate and measure Heritage Trees as part of the Heritage Tree Project.  
WYATT seconds. MOTION CARRIES unanimously. Klinke asked City of Madison about  
collaborating with the Tree Board on one of two schools for Arbor Day. The Tree Board  
would contribute $232.60 for a tree at one of the schools, and the other school would  
remain a City of Madison official Arbor Day event. WYATT MOTIONED that the Tree  
Board gives $232.62 to the City of Madison for the purpose of purchasing a tree for a  
collaborative Arbor Day Event provided a suitable tree cannot be donated from existing  
county stock. Second by WEISS. Klinke will follow up with ALVES re a tree from the  
County gravel bed. If a suitable tree for the selected school is not available, the Tree  
board will purchase it at the specified amount for the collaborative Arbor Day event.  
A motion was made by WEISS, seconded by NOONE, that the WYATT continue  
meeting as Chair be approved. The motion carried unanimously 3-0.  
D. Presentations  
E. Reports to Committee  
Postponed until next meeting  
1. Tree Canopy Collaborative:  
2. Heritage tree updates:  
3. Events work group (currently defunct)  
4. Outreach work  
5. Policy work group  
F. Public Comment on Items not on the Agenda  
G. Such Other Business as Allowed by Law  
F. Future Meeting Items and Dates  
Time 3:45-4:45 pm on April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19,  
October 17, November 21, December 19  
I. Adjourn  
A motion was made by WEISS, seconded by NOONE, that the Meeting be  
adjourned. The motion carried unanimously 3-0.  
Minutes respectfully submitted by Lisa Johnson, pending council approval