Shade Tree Commission


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


  • Lisa Doud, Chair
    Term expires: December 2024
  • Andre de Garmeaux
    Term expires: December 2025
  •  Kristal Dias
     Term expires: December 2022
  •  Gabriella Comes
     Term expires: December 2025
  •  Valerie MacFie
     Term expires: December 2021
  • Richard Mertens
    Term expires: December 2023
  • Marc Parisi, Vice Chair
    Term expires: December 2024
  • Jerry Barron, Alternate 1
    Term expires: December 2023
  • Dawn Van Brunt, Alternate 2, Secretary 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