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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
Peter A. Simone
Chairperson - Five (5) Year Term
12/31/21
Mary Burgwinkle
Secretary - Five (5) Year Term
12/31/18
Oscar Riba
Regular Member - Five (5) Year Term
12/31/19
Kelley J. Boero
Regular Member - Five (5) Year Term
12/31/20
Jan Massey
Regular Member - Five (5) Year Term
12/31/17
Barbara Spellmeyer
Alt #1 - Five (5) Year Term
12/31/21
Vanessa Doman
Alt #1 - Five (5) Year Term
12/31/20
Carmen Louis, DPW
(non-voting Mayoral Designee)
12/31/17
John Louise, DPW
(non-voting Mayoral Designee - Alternate)
12/31/17
   
 Resources and Documents
2016 Plainfield CEMP Approval Certificate
Plainfield CEMP signed award letter

Community Forestry Management Plan

Tree City USA Bulletin No. 14
LUO Public Notices- Asian Longhorn Beetle -4-14-15
LUO Public Notices- BacLeafScorch -4-14-15
LUO Public Notices- Emerald Ash Borer- 10-15-14
Shade Tree Commission 2017-2018 Annual Meeting Schedule

 

Full Meeting Schedule 2017
DATE
AGENDA
MINUTES
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Wednesday, April 26, 2017  
Wednesday, May 24, 2017    
Wednesday, June 28, 2017    
Wednesday, July 26, 2017    
Wednesday, August 23, 2017    
Wednesday, September 27, 2017    
Wednesday, October 25, 2017    
Wednesday, November15 , 2017    
Wednesday, December 13, 2017  
Full Meeting Schedule 2016
DATE
AGENDA
MINUTES
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Wednesday, August 24, 2016  
Wednesday, September 28, 2016  
Wednesday, October 26, 2016  
Wednesday, November16 , 2016  
Wednesday, December 14, 2016    
     
Full Meeting Schedule 2015
Wednesday, January 28, 2015  
Wednesday, February 25, 2015  
Wednesday, March 25, 2015  
Wednesday, April 22, 2015  
Wednesday, May 27, 2015  
Wednesday, June 24, 2015  
Wednesday, July 22, 2015  
Wednesday, August 26, 2015  
Wednesday, September 23, 2015  
Wednesday, October 28, 2015  
Wednesday November 11, 2015  
     
Full Meeting Schedule 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014  
Wednesday, March 26, 2014  
Wednesday, April 23, 2014  
Wednesday, May 28, 2014  
Wednesday, June 25, 2014  
Wednesday, August 27, 2014  
Wednesday, September 24, 2014  
Wednesday, October 22, 2014  
Wednesday, November 19, 2014  
     
Past Events
 
 
Arbor Day Celebration 2017
Friday, April 28, 2017
Arbor Day Celebration 2016
Friday, April 29, 2016
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