Shade Tree Management Board
Madison's Landmark Trees
Madison has a longstanding program to acknowledge special public and private trees. It is called the Landmark Tree Program.
Please help us locate and identify the trees we can all celebrate and treasure. View more information, as well as the nominating form by clicking here.
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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(1) Exercise full and exclusive control over the selection, planting and care of shade and ornamental trees and shrubbery, including the planting, trimming, spraying, care and protection thereof.
(2) Control the use of the ground surrounding the same, so far as may be necessary for their proper growth, care and protection.
(3) Move or require the removal of any Borough trees or shrubs or part thereof under the conditions set forth herein.
B. The duties of the Shade Tree Management Board shall include:
(1) Develop and maintain a community Forestry Management Plan in compliance with the New Jersey Shade Tree and Community Forestry Assistance Act.
(2) Encourage arboriculture.
C. The Management Board shall develop any plans and specifications needed to solicit bids for planting, care or removal of Borough shade trees. Bids for such work, when required, shall be let by the Borough according to the applicable statutes, ordinances, and regulations. Nothing in this section shall be construed to delegate to the Management Board the power to solicit bids directly for planting, care or removal of Borough shade trees.