The City of St. Regis Park is pleased to announce the hiring of Cindi Sullivan as its City Arborist. Ms. Sullivan, a certified arborist for 18 years, is well known in the community for her work on WHAS radio, her long tenure as a consultant for Metro Louisville, and for a lifetime of work advising Kentuckians on issues of horticulture and landscaping. She was introduced at the St. Regis Park City Council meeting on Tuesday evening, August 5th.
Jane Ecker, one of three members of the St. Regis Park Tree Board, noted that “We are extremely fortunate to have someone as knowledgeable as Cindi to guide us in our efforts to enhance the tree canopy in St. Regis Park. As our arborist, she will make the Tree Board’s task of planting and maintenance much easier and, no doubt, more successful.”
Mayor Brandt Davis also believes the City will be well-served by the Tree Board’s choice: “I am so pleased with this program and the selection of Cindi Sullivan. Her stature in the community and her experience instantly give us credibility in demonstrating how serious we are about becoming a community that really cares for maintaining its trees.”
Ms. Sullivan looks forward to getting started on the City’s tree survey and subsequent tree preservation and planting efforts: “I am thrilled with the opportunity to work with the forward thinking residents of St. Regis Park as consulting arborist. The canopy inventory will increase our understanding of our tree assets. This will set the stage to develop a plan to maintain, improve, and enhance the biodiversity of our plant communities. A healthy tree population provides short term benefits of energy cost reductions and increased property values and will benefit generations to come.”
The City’s hiring of an arborist takes another step toward St. Regis Park’s goal of being a “Tree City” that plants and maintains quality trees. Ms. Sullivan plans to begin canvassing the neighborhood to determine the health of the tree canopy throughout the City and to make recommendations about homes that could use trees as well as trees that need maintenance or treatment. In addition she will be participating in educational forums in the City and will be available to consult on residents’ tree issues.