Shade Tree Commission

Regular Meetings
  • 7 p.m.
  • The 1st Tuesday of every month
  • Township Building
    616 Germantown Pike
    Lafayette Hill, PA 19444-1821
Applicants seeking to be on the agenda for plan reviews must submit all plans and requests to be on the agenda by 4 pm, the Tuesday prior to the scheduled meeting.  Requests submitted after the Tuesday prior to the meeting will be considered for the next month's meeting agenda.


  • Stephen J. Zeigler, Chair
  • Leigh Ashbrook, Vice Chair
  • Natalie Borkowski
  • David D'Amore
  • Christian Fassbender

Board of Supervisors Liaison

Commission Duties

The Shade Tree Commission of Whitemarsh Township consists of 5 members appointed by the Board of Supervisors to serve overlapping 5-year terms with administrative responsibility of Chapter 55, Tree Protection Standards, of the Code of the Township of Whitemarsh. The Shade Tree Commission is established to:
  • Preserve, protect and maintain existing trees in Whitemarsh Township and to increase the overall tree canopy and under-story on both public and private lands therein.
  • To preserve, protect and encourage the replacement of native species with native species.
  • Review and provide recommendations on landscaping required for subdivision and land development projects and ensure the selection of proper and suitable plant materials.
  • Regulate the planting, removal and maintenance of vegetation within the ultimate rights of way of streets and highways within the township.

Chapter 55 Ordinance Update:

The "Tree Protection Standards" Ordinance, also referred to as "Chapter 55" is being updated.  Below residents may access the existing ordinance and compare it to the proposed draft ordinance.  All proposed changes are listed in red font.

View the existing ordinance here. 

View the draft of the updated ordinance here.

Contact Us

  1. Whitemarsh Township

    616 Germantown Pike
    Lafayette Hill, PA 19444

    Ph: 610-825-3535
    Fx: 610-825-9416


    Monday - Friday
    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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