//Kevin Jenkins Becomes Valdosta’s Urban Forestry Supervisor

Kevin Jenkins Becomes Valdosta’s Urban Forestry Supervisor

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kevin jenkins VALDOSTA, GA -The City of Valdosta is pleased to announce the hiring of Kevin Jenkins as the Urban Forestry Supervisor.

As part of the Engineering Department, Kevin oversees all Arbor Division responsibilities for managing, maintaining and enhancing the urban forest of the city. His responsibilities include inspecting, planting, pruning and removal of city trees, landscape plan review, site inspections and overseeing City Code compliance concerning new construction activity and tree removal. In addition, Jenkins will work closely with the Valdosta Tree Commission, help educate the public on the city’s Tree and Landscape Ordinance, and participate in community activities such as Arbor Day.

Jenkins is an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certified arborist with 10 years of dedicated experience in urban forestry. Originally from Florida, Jenkins has acquired a wealth of knowledge about tree health and care while working for the city of Tampa for eight years and the city of Helena, Montana, for the past two years. During that time, he worked diligently to identify and remove hazards concerning city-owned and maintained trees, insured work was done properly and met American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards, utilized tree inventories, reviewed plans for tree preservation and protection, and worked closely with contractors and private parties to incorporate the appropriate trees and landscaping components of their projects. He has also worked with staff from various parks, extension service offices, natural resource departments and environmental wildlife corridors on several projects over the years.

The City of Valdosta has been designated by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City for 27 consecutive years and, with Kevin’s leadership, looks forward to continuing this designation in the future. We welcome Kevin, his wife Kelly and their two children, Kaleb and Kylee, into the community.

Source: Valdosta City Press Release