Shade Tree Committee

Overview

The Milltown Shade Tree Committee shall have the authority to advise the Governing Body on all matters concerning shade and ornamental trees and shrubbery upon and in the streets, highways, public places and parkways including the:

  • Care
  • Control 
  • Planting
  • Regulation
  • Removal

Related Documents

Powers & Duties of the Milltown Shade Tree Committee

The Milltown Shade Tree Committee shall have the authority to offer advice to the Governing Body concerning the following matters:

  • The regulation, planting and care of shade and ornamental trees and shrubbery now located, or which may be hereafter planted, in any public highway, public park, parkway or municipal property of the Borough, including the planting, spraying, care and protection thereof
  • The regulation of the ground surrounding such trees and shrubbery, so far as may be necessary for their proper growth, care and protection
  • The removal of any tree, or part thereof, dangerous to the public safety or public utilities, including any dead or damaged tree on private property and enter upon private property for that purpose, upon advance written notice to and with the consent of the property owner
  • Recommend that trees are necessary in particular areas and, with the consent of the Mayor and Council, that the cost of planting such trees shall be borne by the Borough
  • Recommend alteration, amendment or repeal to the Governing Body of ordinances, rules and regulations of the Borough necessary for carrying out the provisions of this section
  • Advise the Governing Body concerning the administration of treatment to, or the removal of any tree situated upon public property which is believed to harbor a disease or insects readily communicable to neighboring healthy trees in the care of the Borough and enter upon private property for that purpose, upon advance written notice to and with the consent of the property owner
  • Encourage arboriculture
  • Advise the Governing Body on the maintenance and execution of the Milltown Community Forestry Plan, as required by State law
  • Advise the Governing Body on the retention of independent contractors to assist the Borough in carrying out the provision of this section
  • Organize and conduct the Arbor Day planting and ceremony within the Borough
  • Advise the Governing Body concerning the budget for shade trees, maintenance of shade trees and continuing education
  • Provide an annual report to the Borough Council setting forth therein and detailing the activities of the Shade Tree Committee during the preceding 12 months
  • To review applications pending before the Planning Board or Zoning Board of Adjustment and make comments and recommendations to the Boards concerning such applications

Requesting Maintenance on a Borough Tree

In order for the Borough to consider the pruning, removal, planting, etc. of a tree an application should be submitted to the Milltown Borough Shade Tree Committee. Please complete the Shade Tree Application Form (PDF) and submit it via clerk@milltownboro.com or to:
39 Washington Avenue
Milltown, NJ 08850