There shall be a public shade tree commission consisting of seven members.
Authorities and Responsibilities:
Northampton's seven-member Public Shade Tree Commission
preserves, protects and promotes city shade trees.
The Commission advises and assists the Tree Warden and Mayor
in researching and developing plans, programs and policies
for achieving a tree canopy that supports Northampton’s
goals of public health, beautification, economic &
environmental sustainability, and resilience in the face
of climate change.
The Commission reviews and makes
recommendations on ordinance and zoning regulations
related to trees. It receives and review input from city
residents, businesses, and neighborhoods on issues or
concerns related to trees, makes planting and maintenance
recommendations guided by industry best practices, and
works to promote knowledge and awareness of the benefits
of an actively managed urban forest.
The Public Shade Tree
Commission is an advisory multiple-member body of the
Northampton Administrative Code adopted November 20, 2014