Shade Tree Commission


  • 7:00 pm
  • Third Wednesday of each month
  • Municipal Building, Conference Room B
View the Shade Tree Commission's meeting calendar.


  • Nick Ficorelli
    Term expires: December 2024
  • Elsie Zecchino
    Term expires: December 2025
  •  Lisa Doud, Chair
     Term expires: December 2022
  •  Richard Mertens, Vice Chair
     Term expires: December 2025
  •  Glenn Cantor
     Term expires: December 2026
  • Jerry Barron
    Term expires: December 2023
  • Valerie MacFie
    Term expires: December 2024
  • Tom O'Donnell, Alternate 1
    Term expires: December 2023
  • James Moretti, Alternate 2
    Term expires: December 2023

Member Requirements

  • Seven members with five year terms
  • Two alternate members with five year terms


The Mayor appoints members to the Shade Tree Commission. The chair is appointed amongst the members.


The commission shall have full and exclusive control over the regulation, planting, and care of shade and ornamental trees and shrubbery now located, or which may hereafter be planted in any public highway, park, or parkway, except such as are excluded pursuant to New Jersey Revised Statute Ad-4-1 in the Township of Howell, including the planting, trimming, spraying, care, and protection thereof.



  • O-91-21
  • O-96-38
  • O-04-20