Shade Tree Committee

Charged with preservation of patriarch trees and long-standing hedgerows to the extent reasonably possible and the planting of new trees to enhance the quality of life of residents of the Township. The Township Committee deemed it desirable and necessary, that a committee be formed to provide ongoing advice to Township residents and officials concerning the planting, care, and preservation of shade and ornamental trees.

The Shade Tree Committee advises the Township in matters relating to tree policy, including review of development applications. The committee collaborates with the Parks Department, scouts, local businesses, and other Township committees on a variety of environmental and education projects.

Some of the past planting projects include street trees on many township streets, the screening of the tennis courts at the High School, the High School entry and frontage, enhancement of the Town Hall landscaping, plantings at the Poor Farm Cemetery on Sunset Road, plans for the Senior Center garden, Harlingen Green, and Montgomery Arboretum of Native Flora, recreation of a wayside hedgerow at the realigned River Road, and planting in conservation easements.

The committee reviews tree ordinances and other legislation to see what applies to Montgomery and which desirable changes could be introduced. It also prepares grant proposals for funding planting projects. Members attend continuing education courses and conferences to serve the public better.

If you are interested in being considered for a volunteer position with us, apply using our Online Volunteer Application.

Membership: Shade Tree Committee members are appointed by the Township Committee.

Meetings: The committee meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM, except in the summer months, November, and December.

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