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Princeton Shade Tree Commission Public Meeting
September 27, 2022 • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Princeton Shade Tree Commission advises the town 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.The commission invites the public to air concerns and has responsibility for deciding appeals and recommending informal resolution of complaints. The commission 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.
The commission: inventories Princeton’s trees; promotes public awareness about 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; assists in renewing Princeton’s Tree City USA designation; participates in Arbor Day each year; and stributes hundreds of seedlings annually at public events.