Shade Tree Commission


  • 7:30 pm
  • Third Wednesday of each month
  • Municipal Building, Conference Room B
View the Shade Tree Commission's meeting calendar.


  • Paul Sayah
    Term expires: December 2022
  • Janel Coughlin
    Term expires: December 2020
  • Glenn Cantor
    Term expires: December 2019
  • Thomas O'Donnell
     Term expires: December 2020
  •  Matthew McGowan
     Term expires: December 2021
  • Richard Mertens
    Term expires: December 2023
  • Charles Senders
    Term expires: December 2019
  • Robert Walsh, Alternate 1
    Term expires: December 2023
  • Vacant, Alternate 2
    Term expires: December 2023

Member Requirements

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


The Township Council 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