Environmental/Shade Tree Committee


The April 19, 2021 meeting of the Environmental Shade Tree Commission has been cancelled.




2021 Environmental / Shade Tree Committee
Five Members Appointed by Mayor with Council Approval

Council Liaison E. Zakar

Vacancy - Term expires 2018

Terry Nielsen  - Term expires 2021

Maria Bird  - Term expires 2022

Carle Schmidt Chair – Term expires 2020

Vacancy   - Term expires 2020



The Environmental Shade Tree Committee meetings take place on the third Monday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Beachwood Municipal Building located at 1600 Pinewald Rd.



Garden Rules & Responsibilities

Garden Application

The Beachwood Community Garden will open on March 15, 2019

The Beachwood Community Garden will close for the season on November 15, 2019


Environmental and Shade Tree Committee Established. On April 4, 2012, there was created within the Borough of Beachwood a Committee to be known as “The Environmental and Shade Tree Committee.”

Purpose of Committee. The Environmental and Shade Tree Committee is hereby established for the purpose of recommending the promotion of conservation and the protection and development and/or the use of natural resources including water resources within the Borough. It is further the purpose of the Committee to recommend programs and plans for the consideration of the Borough Council with respect to the purchase, plan, and care, rearing; trimming, preserving and control of the shade trees and ornamental trees of the Borough. They shall further consult on a regular basis with the Council liaison to the Public Works Department. They shall encourage arboriculture.

Powers and Duties. The Environmental and Shade Tree Committee shall review the use and possible use of open lands within the Borough and may advertise, prepare and print pamphlets, charts, and maps with the pre-approval of the Borough Council. Those pamphlets, charts, and maps shall also be applicable to the purchase, planting, and care, rearing, trimming, preservation and control of shade trees or ornamental trees within the Borough. The Environmental and Shade Tree Committee shall prepare, keep an index of all open areas, whether publicly or privately owned, including open marshlands, swamps, and other wetlands in order to obtain information on the proper use of these areas. As part of the said index, they shall also note any and all significant shade trees and ornamental trees located thereon. They shall not, however, enter upon private properties without the express permission of the property owners.

The Committee may recommend to the Borough Land Use Board their input on the inclusion of plants or programs for the Borough’s Master Plan. They also may recommend to said Land Use Board and the Mayor and Council programs for the use of any areas, marshlands, and wetlands within the Borough, as well as any areas containing or conducive to the planting and maintenance of shade trees and ornamental trees, together with a recommendation for their care. In the event the Borough acquires any real property, the Environmental and Shade Tree Committee may recommend the use and care of the said property in furtherance of the purposes of the Shade Tree and Environmental Committee.

Records and Reports. The Environmental and Shade Tree Committee shall keep records of its meetings and activities and shall make an annual report thereof to the Mayor and Council.