The Florence Township Shade Tree Commission meets in the
Florence Municipal Complex as Required at 7:00 p.m.
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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.