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
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.
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.