Shade Tree Commission

Meetings, January - October

  • 6:30pm
  • 4th Wednesday of each month
  • Radnorshire Room of the Township Building
    301 Iven Avenue
    Wayne, PA 19087
Meetings are televised on Radnor Cable Channel 5 and Verizon FiOS Channel 30, and can be watched on Video on Demand.

Plans for the Shade Tree Agenda are required to be submitted no less than 10 days prior to the meeting date.  

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes | View Agendas and Minutes From 2012 and Older


The Shade Tree Commission consists of 5 members, plus 1 representative from Parks and Recreation Board and Planning Commission serving 5 year terms. Your Shade Tree Commission members are:
  • Eileen Brett, Chair
  • Jack Millerick, Vice-Chair
  • Matthew Golas, Planning Commission Representative
  • Claire Girton, Parks & Recreation Board Representative
  • Virginia Hart
  • Jeff Boogay
  • Joseph Garzio
  • James Gibbons


The Shade Tree Commission is responsible for reviewing subdivision and other building applications for compliance with the township's shade tree ordinance and for recommending appropriate modifications thereto. The commission is also establishing and maintaining a Master Shade Tree Plan, a long-term guide for the planting of trees throughout the township.


Any subdivision and land development applications, grading permit applications, and clearing permit applications that include the removal of heritage trees require review by the Shade Tree Commission.

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Regulations on Tree Removal

No more than five (5) trees can be removed during a year under 30" dbh (diameter at breast height) without a clearing permit and appearing before the Shade Tree Commission.  No tree 30" or greater (Heritage Tree) can be removed without a clearing permit and appearing before the Shade Tree commission.  If any Heritage Tree is deemed hazardous, a Hazardous Tree Removal Form shall be submitted from a state licensed arborist with the proper documentation for determination and approval of its removal.  Tree companies are required to have a licensed arborist on their staff in order to be licensed with Radnor Township.

Tree Removal and Pruning Requirements

Emerald Ash Borer Information:

Emerald Ash Borer Information from the Township Arborist
Emerald Ash Borer Letter to BOC from Shade Tree Chair June 2017