Shade Tree Commission

Regular Meetings
  • 7 p.m.
  • The 1st Tuesday of every month
  • Township Building
    616 Germantown Pike
    Lafayette Hill, PA 19444-1821
Applicants seeking to be on the agenda for plan reviews must submit all plans and requests to be on the agenda by 4 pm, the Tuesday prior to the scheduled meeting.  Requests submitted after the Tuesday prior to the meeting will be considered for the next month's meeting agenda.


  • Stephen J. Zeigler, Chair
  • Leigh Ashbrook, Vice Chair
  • Natalie Borkowski
  • David D'Amore
  • Christian Fassbender

Board of Supervisors Liaison

Additional Information


The Shade Tree Commission of Whitemarsh Township consists of 5 members appointed by the Board of Supervisors to serve overlapping 5-year terms with administrative responsibility of Chapter 55, Tree Protection Standards, of the Code of the Township of Whitemarsh. The Shade Tree Commission is established to:
  • Preserve, protect and maintain existing trees in Whitemarsh Township and to increase the overall tree canopy and under-story on both public and private lands therein.
  • To preserve, protect and encourage the replacement of native species with native species.
  • Review and provide recommendations on landscaping required for subdivision and land development projects and ensure the selection of proper and suitable plant materials.
  • Regulate the planting, removal and maintenance of vegetation within the ultimate rights of way of streets and highways within the township.