Municipal Council Liaison: Michelle Pirone Lambros
The Princeton Shade Tree Commission (STC) advises the Mayor and Council on all issues related to trees and shrubs and works with employees and residents of the municipality to maintain the health and diversity of the town's urban forest and street trees. At its meetings, the STC invites the public to air concerns and has responsibility for deciding appeals and recommending informal resolution of complaints.
The STC is authorized to review tree surveys, removal plans, and planting plans submitted with land development applications and report on its findings to the planning board or zoning board.
Further Responsibilities in the Community
The STC also:
Inventories Princeton's municipal trees
Promotes public awareness of proper tree care
Alerts residents and the municipality to threats from pests, diseases, and other potential dangers
Proposes and writes ordinances, amendments, resolutions, and policies relating to trees
Works with the arborist to complete and adhere to the five-year Community Forestry Management Plan submitted to the New Jersey Community Forestry Council
Assists in renewing Princeton's Tree City USA status
Participates in Arbor Day each year
Distributes hundreds of seedlings annually at public events
Tree City USA
Princeton is pleased to have been designated a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.