A tree trunk lies along a Frink Street driveway. A municipal advisory group wants to require residents to obtain permits before removing trees on private property.
The Township Council could require Montclair property owners to seek approval before cutting down trees on their land.
A tree preservation ordinance proposed by the Montclair Environmental Commission is making its way through legal review. If approved by the council, it would then establish regulations for tree care on public and private property in Montclair.
As drafted, the ordinance requires homeowners to pay for permits to cut down trees on their land and participate in a tree replacement program, according to commission member James Sherman, the commission’s point person for the tree ordinance.
STAFF PHOTO BY ADAM ANIK