Environmental/Shade Tree Committee


2023 Environmental / Shade Tree Committee
Five Members Appointed by Mayor with Council Approval

Council Liaison E. Zakar 

TJ Wrocklage (Land Use Board Member) - Term expires 2025  

  Terry Nielsen Secretary  - Term expires 2024  

Maria Bird Vice Chair  - Term expires 2025  

  Carl Schmidt Chair – Term expires 2023 

 Ellen Harrigan   - Term expires 2024


The Environmental Shade Tree Committee 2023 meetings take place as listed below - 7:00 pm at the Beachwood Municipal Building at 1600 Pinewald Rd.

January 24, 2023 *Tuesday

February 20, 2023 

March 20, 2023

April 17, 2023

May 15, 2023

June 19, 2023

July 17, 2023

August 21, 2023

September 18, 2023

October 16, 2023

November 20, 2023

December 18, 2023



Garden Application Package


The Beachwood Community Garden to open on April 15, 2023

The Beachwood Community Garden will close for the season on November 17, 2023


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.