Shade Tree Committee

Duties
The duties of the Shade Tree Committee shall be as follows:
  • To exercise, subject to review by the Township Committee, full and exclusive control over the regulation, planting and care of shade and ornamental trees and shrubbery now located or which may hereafter be planted in any public highway, public park or public lands owned or under the jurisdiction of the Township of Holmdel, including the planting, trimming, spraying, care and protection thereof
  • To move or require the removal of, subject to the approval of the Township Committee, any tree or part thereof dangerous to public safety
  • To encourage the planting of shade and ornamental trees and shrubbery throughout the Township of Holmdel on public and on private property and to assist the various public boards, bodies and agencies of the township in their efforts with regard to the encouragement of planting shade and ornamental trees and shrubbery
  • To prepare, develop and distribute information with respect to the growing of and care for shade and ornamental trees and shrubbery.
  • To provide for or administer treatment t or provide for the removal of any trees situate upon private property which are believed to harbor a disease or insects readily communicable to neighboring healthy trees in the care of the Township, and to enter upon private property for that purpose; provided, however, that the consent of the property owner is first obtained in writing, and provided further that the suspected condition is first confirmed by certificate issued by or on behalf of the appropriate state or federal agencies
  • To make quarter-annual reports to the Township Committee setting forth therein and detailing the activities and operations of the Shade Tree Committee during the preceding 3 months
Members
The Shade Tree Committee shall consist of 7 members who shall be residents of the township and who shall be appointed by the Township Committee. The term of each member of the Shade Tree Committee shall be for 1 year and members shall serve for their respective terms and until their successors are appointed and qualified.

The members of the Shade Tree Committee shall be appointed at the organization meeting of the Township Committee in January of each year. Vacancies in the membership of the Shade Tree Committee, occurring for whatever cause, shall be promptly filled by the Township Committee. The members of the Shade Tree Committee shall serve without compensation.