Shade Tree Committee

  • Arbor Day at Toll Gate
    Municipal Arborist Moe Fabian with Toll Gate Schoolchildren

The Pennington Shade Tree Committee (STC) was created by ordinance in 1915 to advise Pennington Borough council and residents on all issues regarding trees.  The committee is comprised of 7 volunteers, who serve 3 year terms, in addition to members of the Public Works department and a council liaison.    Members of the STC attend continuing education and conferences to stay abreast of current tree knowledge.  The committee collaborates with Public Works and residents to maintain the health and diversity of the borough’s urban forest and its street trees.  

Responsibilities of the STC:

  • maintains an inventory of all Pennington street trees
  • writes and updates a Community Forestry management plan for Pennington
  • advises on the regulation, planting, care and removal of street trees in the public right-of-way or on borough property
  • promotes public education on tree care and potential tree pests / diseases
  • suppports grants to fund planting and maintenance of trees
  • assists in renewing the borough's Tree City USA status
  • celebrates Arbor Day each year by planting a tree on borough land, with participating school students
  • participates in public events such as Pennington Day

Agenda & Minutes:

Agendas are available on the website prior to meetings.  Minutes are available following approval.  Agendas and Minutes are accessbile from the home page and on the Shade Tree Committee Department page.  


 

Committee Members

NameTitleTerm BeginsTerm Expires
Christopher Brookes

Chair

1/1/21

12/31/23

Katrina Angarone

Member

1/1/16

12/31/21 - Unexpired

Kate Fullerton

Member

1/1/18

12/31/22

Michael Rheinhardt

Member

1/1/21

12/31/23

Gabe Rosko

Member

1/1/19

12/31/21

Council Rep

1/1/21

12/31/21

Mary Wagner

Member

1/1/19

12/31/21

Kate Dunham

Member

1/1/21

12/31/23