Shade Tree Commission

The Township of Ocean Shade Tree Commission is composed of residents of the Township of Ocean appointed by the Township Manager.  The Shade Tree Commission exercises control over the regulation, planting, care and control of the trees and shrubbery located along the streets, public places, and parks in the Township of Ocean.

Urban Tree Canopy Assessment

The Shade Tree Commission generally meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 P.M.
  • July 7, 2016
  • August 11, 2016
  • September 1, 2016
  • October 6, 2016
  • November 10, 2016
  • December 1, 2016
  • January 5, 2017
  • February 2, 2017
  • March 2, 2017
  • April 6, 2017
  • May 4, 2017
  • June 1, 2017

The Shade Tree Commission meetings are held at:

Township of Ocean Municipal Building
Second Floor West Wing Conference Room
399 Monmouth Road
Oakhurst NJ 07755

Use western entrance on Deal Road
Meeting room is on the 2nd Floor

Click here for a link to meeting agendas and minutes.

The members of the Shade Tree Commission are:

  • Laurel Von Gerichten, Chairperson
  • Norman Colten
  • Hank Kliem
  • Mary Johnson
  • Ray Pogwist
  • Moshe Gordon, Alternate I
  • Maggie Boyce, Alternate II
  • Marc Rogoff, Associate
  • Carolyn Gulick, Associate
  • Ken Lutz, Associate
  • Donna Schepiga, Council Liaison

You may contact the Shade Tree Commission through Laura Dorony by e-mail at tostc@oceantwp.org or call (732) 531-5000, ext. 3353.

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