|Shade Tree Commission
The Florence Township Shade
Tree Commission is authorized to exercise the functions, powers and
duties prescribed by N.J.S.A. 40:64-1 et seq., and Chapter 29 of the
Code of the Township of Florence. The commission consists of seven members
appointed by the Mayor and Township Council. Appointees must be residents
of the Township of Florence and serve on the commission without compensation.
The commission assists the Mayor and Council with respect to the selection,
planting, care, culture, trimming and development of shade trees in
the township. It also develops and recommends a suitable shade tree
program for the township. It is the responsibility of the commission
to study, investigate, counsel and develop and update annually and administer
the Master Plan for the care, preservation, pruning, planting, replanting,
removal or disposition of trees and shrubs in parks, along streets and
in other public areas. The Master Plan, once approved by the Mayor and
Township Council, shall constitute the Official Comprehensive Tree Plan
for Florence Township. The Shade Tree Commission, when requested by
the Mayor and Township Council, shall consider, investigate, make findings,
report and recommend upon any special matter or question coming within
the scope of its work.
General policy and procedures.
No one is permitted to trim
or remove any tree, shrub or bush within any park, right-of-way or along
any street, without the express written consent of the commission. Requests
for alterations to or removal of trees, shrubs or bushes must be filed
in writing on a permit request form. Forms may be obtained at the Office
of the Township Clerk, located in the Municipal Building, 711 Broad
Street, Florence, NJ 08518.