Parks and Recreation

City Selects New Arborist

The City of Norfolk has selected Lindsey Kudera as its next Arborist.

Kudera has worked for the City of Norfolk with the Parks and Recreation Division since 2016. She brings experience and knowledge of groundskeeping to her new role.

As Arborist, Lindsey will focus on tree planting and care, identification of hazardous or unhealthy trees, and promoting education to help ensure the success of young trees throughout the City. She will advocate proper planting techniques, care practices, continuing maintenance, as well as assisting in selection of appropriate species and cultivars hardy for our area. Her main objective is to create a healthier, safer, thriving, and more diverse canopy of trees in our community.

"The influence my parents had on my love for growing things and their supportive encouragement as I challenged myself to something greater means the world to me. I am grateful for the opportunity to continue working for our Parks and Recreation Division and look forward to serving the City in my new role,” said Kudera.

“Lindsey comes to us with a degree in horticulture management from Northeast Community College. She has been employed with the City since 2016. She has experience in tree care with the Parks and Recreation Division. We are happy to have her as our new Arborist,” said Parks and Recreation Director Nate Powell. “She is part of the forestry initiative by Mayor Josh Moenning to improve our forestry program with proper tree care and to expand our tree canopy in Norfolk. She is excited to bring her passion for tree care and maintenance to the position and develop programs to help in this initiative,” Powell added.

“Trees make a difference in how the community looks and feels, in how we enhance our public spaces, corridors and neighborhoods, and in how we protect our infrastructure from runoff,” said Mayor Josh Moenning. “Lindsey will play a lead role in increasing our community’s tree canopy, and I’m excited to have her get to work,” Moenning added.

Kudera began her new duties April 4.