Shade Tree Commission


The Haddonfield Shade Tree Commission (“STC”) is a fully empowered commission per NJSA 40:64-1 that is composed of a seven-member, Mayoral-appointed group of resident volunteers (five voting members and two alternate members).

Current STC members are:

  • Scott McElhone, ChairpersonBancroft-ash-tree-4
  • Ann R. Koelling
  • Deborah Troiani
  • Jane Elkis Berkowitz
  • Ralph Ciallella
  • Allison Pescatore Tenny, Alternate I
  • Chris Radomski, Alternate II
  • Frank Troy, Commissioner of Public Works, Parks, and Public Buildings

This Mission of the STC is to cost-effectively develop, maintain, and promote a sustainable and productive urban forest within the Borough of Haddonfield that benefits the physical, economic, environmental, and social well-being of the community. While the specific goals of this Mission can be located in the current
Community Forestry Management Plan, examples of the STC’s success in this capacity can be evidenced through consistently achieving the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree City USA award (nearing 30 consecutive years), robust tree planting and removal programs, strong tree protection procedures, comprehensive grant application processes to secure supplemental funding for tree-related activities, and a very engaged resident base.

Find us on Facebook (@HaddonfieldSTC) and contact us anytime at

Monthly Meeting
The STC meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 8:00 a.m. in Borough Hall Room 102 (subject to change based on space availability; check the Agenda’s posted on the Borough website).

For exact dates please refer to the Borough’s Events Calendar.

Please note, however, that the STC has recess during July and August (no regular meetings are held).

Governing Ordinance  
The STC is empowered by Borough Ordinance (Chapter 56 – Shade Tree Commission) and has full and exclusive control over the regulation, planting and care of Borough trees located on Borough property. For the full listing of permitted acts, prohibited acts, and fees/penalties please refer to Chapter 56 via the hyperlink above.




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