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Shade Tree Commission

On April 19, 2006, The Plainfield City Council enacted an ordinance creating the Shade Tree Commission to aid in protecting and establishing trees in the city, see Municipal Code at Chapter 3., Article 41. The power to regulate the planting and protection of shade trees is contained in New Jersey General Law at N.J.S.A. 40:64-01, et. seq.

The Shade Tree Commission is vested with the authority to regulate the planting, care and control of shade or ornamental trees and shrubbery in or on the streets, public places, parks and parkways in Plainfield. The Shade Tree Commission also advises the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment on Shade Tree concerns on public property and along public rights-of-way. The Shade Tree Commission works closely with the Department of Public Works.

Plainfield is proud to be named a Tree City USA. This distinction is given by the National Arbor Day Foundation in recognition of communities that have proven their commitment to an effective, ongoing community forestry program marked by renewal and improvement.

  Plainfield Shade Tree Commission
  2017 Membership Directory
 Name
 Membership Class
Term Expiration
Mary Burgwinkle
Chairwoman, Secretary
Regular Member
5 Year Term
12/31/18
Oscar Riba
Regular Member
5 Year Term
12/31/19

Barbara Spellmeyer
Regular Member
Succeeds Jan Massey Unexpired 5 Year Term

12/31/22
Ronald Johnson
Regular Member
Succeeds Kelly Boero
Unexpired 5 Year Term
12/21/20
Hollace A. Hoffman
Regular Member
Succeeds Peter Simone
Unexpired 5 Year Term
12/31/21
Vanessa Doman
Alternate #1 Succeeds Barbara Spellmeyer Unexpired 5 Year Term
12/31/21
Alternate #2
Succeeds Vanessa Doman Unexpired 5 Year Term
12/31/20
Diane Toliver, City Councilwoman, 1st Ward
(non-voting City Council Designee)
12/31/18
Carmen Louis, DPW
(non-voting Mayoral Designee)
12/31/18
John Louise, DPW
(non-voting Mayoral Designee – Alternate)
12/31/18
 Resources and Documents
City of Plainfield Tree Flyer for Coloring by Children
City of Plainfield 2016 Plainfield CEMP Approval Certificate
City of Plainfield Plainfield CEMP signed award letter
City of Plainfield

Community Forestry Management Plan

City of Plainfield Tree City USA Bulletin No. 14
City of Plainfield
LUO Public Notices- Asian Longhorn Beetle -4-14-15
City of Plainfield
LUO Public Notices- BacLeafScorch -4-14-15
City of Plainfield
LUO Public Notices- Emerald Ash Borer- 10-15-14
Shade Tree Commission 2018-2019 Annual Meeting Schedule City of Plainfield

 

Full Meeting Schedule 2018
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Full Meeting Schedule 2017
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Full Meeting Schedule 2016
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Full Meeting Schedule 2015
Wednesday, January 28, 2015  
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Full Meeting Schedule 2014
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Past Events
 
 
Arbor Day Celebration 2017
Friday, April 28, 2017
City of Plainfield
Arbor Day Celebration 2016
Friday, April 29, 2016
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Arbor Day Celebration 2015
Friday, April 24, 2015
Arbor Day Celebration 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014
The Selection, Care and Planting of Young Trees
Saturday, June 21, 2014