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
Matthew Golas, Planning Commission Representative
Claire Girton, Parks & Recreation Board Representative
Seth Reeser, Vice Chair
The Shade Tree Commission (STC) is responsible for the protection and preservation of the Township’s tree canopy. The STC reviews subdivision plans and other building applications for compliance with the Township’s Shade Tree Ordinance and for recommending appropriate modifications thereto. The STC is also responsible for establishing and maintaining a Master Shade Tree Plan with a long-term guide for the planting of trees throughout the Township. Thanks in part to the efforts of the STC, Radnor has been designated as a Tree City, USA
Regulations on Tree Removal
No more than five (5) trees can be removed during a calendar year under 30” diameter at breast height (DBH) without a clearing permit and appearing before the STC
No tree 30” or greater (Heritage Tree) can be removed without a clearing permit and appearing before the STC
If any Heritage Tree is deemed hazardous a Hazardous Tree Removal Form shall be submitted from a state licensed arborist with the proper documentation (i.e. photos of hazardous conditions) for determination and approval of its removal.
Tree companies are required to be registered with the Township
No trees in a commercial district can be removed without first obtaining a clearing permit and appearing before the STC
All subdivision, land development and grading projects require Clearing Permits and review by the STC.