Shade Tree Advisory Board

Regular Meetings

Meetings are held 4 times per year during office hours.

Members

The Board shall consist of 5 members appointed by the Mayor and with advice and consent of the Township Committee for 3 year terms.

  • Binghu "Ben" Zhang, Term Expires: December 31, 2022
  • Elizabeth Vollavanh, Term Expires: December 31, 2023
  • W. MacDonald Snow, Term Expires: December 31, 2023
  • Jane Greenwald, Term Expires: December 31, 2021
  • Lisa Boldt, Term Expires: December 31, 2022
  • Dianne Thall Eglow, Township Committee Liaison, Term Expires: December 31, 2021
  • Thomas Doty, Forester

Duties

The Millburn Township Shade Tree Advisory Board (STAB) assist and advise the Township Committee, the Superintendent of Public Works and the Township Forester with respect to the planting, care and control of trees and shrubbery in public places owned by the Township. It consists of 5 persons appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Township Committee.

Goals & KPIs

The Shade Tree Department was able to accomplish the following goals for 2020:

  • Responded to over 885 resident calls and service requests 
  • Contractually performed 25 tree liquid fertilizer applications 
  • Contractually performed Plant Health Care on over 25 trees (scale, bacterial leaf scorch, mites, horse chestnut leaf blotch) 
  • Contractually injected 13 trees Dutch elm disease, 95 trees E ash borer, 35 trees hemlock woolly adelgid  
  • Contractually removed over 18 trees (hazard) 
  • Contractually pruned over 250 trees 
  • Contractually inspected 3 Township trees lightening systems
  • Contractually & DPW recycled 1,500 Christmas trees
  • Ground out 230 stumps, DPW
  • Planted 101 trees, DPW
  • Watered trees with 20,250 gallons and fertilized trees with 3,300 gallons, DPW
  • Removed 191 hazard trees, pruned 405 trees, DPW
  • Transported 2,805 cubic yards of brush, DPW
  • Chipped 480 cubic yards of wood, DPW
  • Cabled 6 trees, DPW  

Shade Tree Documents