Tree Commission


  • 4:30 pm
  • 1st Wednesday of every month (The March meeting will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2023.)
  • City Service Center
    2436 30th Street NE
    Canton, OH 44702
    Please note - Due to COVID-19, in person meeting have been suspended and are via telephone call.  Please call 330-438-6902 for meeting information.
  • There are no meetings in July and August. We then meet bi-monthly at the same time and the same place in September and November.
  • Tree Commission Information


  • Jason Scaglione, Council Representative
    Term does not expire
  • Carl Bliss, Mayor Appointee
    Term Expires December 31, 2023
  • Jill Pfeiffer-Ward, Mayor Appointee
    Term Expires December 31, 2024
  • Jim Griffin, Mayor Appointee
    Term Expires December 31, 2023
  • Jeffrey Brown, Mayor Appointee
    Term Expires December 31, 2024
  • John Stone, Mayor Appointee
    Term Expires, December 31. 2024

Appointment Process

The Canton Tree Commission shall consist of five commissioners who shall be appointed by the Mayor.

Membership Requirements

Members shall be residents of the City or persons who are employed in the City. At least three members will be experienced in or have extensive knowledge of the care of trees through documented certification and/or education including training through the Ohio Department of Natural resources Division of Forestry, known as the Tree Commission Academy. All members shall be encouraged to attend the Tree Commission Academy as a condition of recommended appointment.


The Tree Commission has been created in the interest of the residents of the City to promote and protect their health, safety and welfare by adopting a comprehensive tree plan. This plan will call for proper planting of new and replacement trees, and maintaining the health and safety of existing trees within the City's urban forest. Trees can increase property values and community safety, achieve design and environmental goals of the City, reduce noise pollution, air pollution and flooding as well as improve the general quality of life in the City.

Term Length

Two years


Members will serve without compensation.


Subject to Council approval