Vernon Quam has been the Jamestown City Forester since 2001. Mr. Quam has professional affiliations as member of the International Society of Arboriculture, The Society of Municipal Arborists, The Minnesota Society of Arboriculture, The North Dakota Urban & Community Forestry Association and North Dakota State Horticultural Society. The Forestry Department activities include three stages of the forest’s life.
The young tree at planting, tree maintenance while growing and tree removal of dead and dying trees.
The Forestry Department has the proud distinction of 30 years designated as a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation. There are four standards for a city to gain such a distinction:
In addition to meeting the Tree City USA requirements, the City of Jamestown has received a Tree Growth Award every year for the last 11 years and recognizes environmental improvement and a higher level of tree care in the community as evidenced by additions or significant improvements to the tree program during each year of recognition. Jamestown was designated as a Sterling Tree City USA in 2009 for ten completion of 10 years of achieving the Tree Growth Award.
For more information on the Jamestown Forestry department including a city street tree inventory, information on tree pests, tree maintenance, planting and more please refer to the following document at http://www.jamestownnd.org/files/forestry/jamestown_forestry_department.pdf.