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Assembly Bill 2242

Assembly Bill 2242 (DeAngelo (D-14)) "Vegetation Management Response Act" is going to committee (Telecommunications and Utilities) on Monday, February 22, 2016.

This bill proposes to directly amend the Shade Tree and Community Forestry Assistance Act which established the Council and upon which the Community Forestry Program is built as well as the law pertaining to the powers and duties of municipal and county shade tree commissions.

The primary sponsor is Wayne DeAngelo (R) of District 14 the committee chair. The co-sponsor is the committee co-chair, Benjie Wimberly (D) Paterson. The full list of committee members below should you choose to provide comment directly to the Telecommunications and Utilities committee members .

Telecommunications and Utilities (Group A)

DeAngelo, Wayne P., Chair — District 14 view votes
Wimberly, Benjie E., Vice-Chair — District 35 view votes
Egan, Joseph V. — District 17 view votes
Houghtaling, Eric — District 11 view votes
Phoebus, Gail — District 24 view votes
Pintor Marin, Eliana — District 29 view votes
Rumpf, Brian E. — District 9 view votes
Zwicker, Andrew — District 16 view votes

Download the proposed bill and the existing legislation that would be impacted.

Monday, February 22, 2016

*Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Meeting 10:00 AM Committee Room 9, 3rd Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ Chair: Asm. DeAngelo, Wayne P.

The Committee will hear testimony from invited representatives of electric public utilities regarding the utilities' preparation and response to Winter Storm Jonas.

A184 [Caputo, Ralph R./Gusciora, Reed+4], Telephone companies - clarify bus prop tax

A2242 [DeAngelo, Wayne P.+1], Vegetation Mgmt. Response Act



The William J. Porter Arboriculture Scholarship

To encourage studies and careers in Arboriculture & Urban Forestry

The New Jersey Shade Tree Federation is pleased to announce the offer of a scholarship to two recipients who meet the specified criteria.  Read more...


Pest Alert - Emerald Ash Borer

This Pest Alert was distributed to attendees at last year's conference. Pay particular attention to the websites sited at the end of the Alert. These sites carry a wealth of information about the EAB, it's detection and treatment."

Visit this informative page on the New Jersey Department of Agriculture's website.

Download the Pest Alert information sheet from the NJDEP State Forestry Services.


Urban Forest Health Benefits — The Immediate, Measurable Effects of Tree Loss on Human Health

A video released by the US Forest Service.

This video might not work properly in most recent versions of Internet Explorer, but can be viewed in Firefox, Chrome and other browsers.

To read the article, The Power of Trees, by Paca Thomas and Jeffrey Bloomer, which accompanies this video on Slate.com, click here.

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Benefits of Community Trees — Urban Forestry Presentation


NJ State Forest Services Community Forestry Program CEUs

The NJ Shade Tree Federation has partnered with the NJ Forest Service's Community Forestry Program to track Community Forestry Program CEUs. Pam Zipse is the new training coordinator. The tracking of the NJ Forest Service's Community Forestry Program Continuing Education Units (CEU) and CORE, for compliance with the New Jersey Shade Tree and Community Forestry Assistance Act, will now be managed by Pam. Please be sure to introduce yourself to Pam at the NJ Shade Tree Federation Conference in Cherry Hill. She looks forward to working with you.

The procedures will remain the same. You can still submit for credits from training programs you have attended or for upcoming events where you would like to secure Community Forestry CEUs in advance. In addition, Pam will help you track your status with the Community Forestry Program, and can help you determine your municipality's or county's individual training needs under the NJ Shade Tree and Community Forestry Assistance Act.

If you have any questions about your current status or training needs under the Act, if you need to request CEU credits, or if you would like to report or find a training opportunity, please do not hesitate to contact Pam. She can best be reached by e-mail at: njstf.ceu@gmail.com

Training documentation will no longer be mailed, but sent through e-mail.


Mission Statement

The New Jersey Shade Tree Federation is a non-profit organization that has been assisting those individuals and agencies entrusted with the selection, planting and care of trees, since 1926.

Our objective is to educate our members by providing the latest up-to-date information and techniques relating to the care and maintenance of shade trees, in order to provide tree-lined streets for future generations.

The New Jersey Shade Tree Federation accomplishes its objectives by bringing knowledgeable experts within the tree industry to speak at our annual conferences. Our speakers include nationally recognized scientific professionals, college professors, and tree experts. We also publish a bi-monthly newsletter that contains additional informative articles regarding the care and maintenance of shade trees. We invite you to become an active member in the NJSTF.

Our office, conveniently located on the Cook College Campus of Rutgers University, may be contacted for a wide range of information and services.