Shade Tree Commission


  • 6:30pm
  • 3rd Wednesday of each month (4th Wednesday of January and April)
  • Radnorshire Room of the Township Building
    301 Iven Avenue
    Wayne, PA 19087
​Meetings are televised on Radnor Cable Channel 5 and Verizon FiOS Channel 30, and can be watched on the Radnor Township YouTube Channel

Agendas & Minutes


The Shade Tree Commission consists of 5 members, plus 1 representative from Parks and Recreation Board and Planning Commission serving 5 year terms. Your Shade Tree Commission members are:

  • Eileen Brett, Chair
  • Matthew Golas, Planning Commission Representative
  • Claire Girton, Parks & Recreation Board Representative
  • Virginia Hart
  • James Gibbons
  • Seth Reeser, Vice Chair
  • Frank Perras


The Shade Tree Commission (STC) is responsible for the protection and preservation of the Township’s tree canopy.  The STC reviews subdivision plans and other building applications for compliance with the Township’s Shade Tree Ordinance and for recommending appropriate modifications thereto. The STC is also responsible for establishing and maintaining a Master Shade Tree Plan with a long-term guide for the planting of trees throughout the Township. Thanks in part to the efforts of the STC, Radnor has been designated as a Tree City, USA

Regulations on Tree Removal

  • No more than five (5) trees can be removed during a calendar year under 30” diameter at breast height (DBH) without a clearing permit and appearing before the STC
  • No tree 30” or greater (Heritage Tree) can be removed without a clearing permit and appearing before the STC
  • If any Heritage Tree is deemed hazardous a Hazardous Tree Removal Form shall be submitted from a state licensed arborist with the proper documentation (i.e. photos of hazardous conditions) for determination and approval of its removal. 
  • Tree companies are required to be registered with the Township
  • No trees in a commercial district can be removed without first obtaining a clearing permit and appearing before the STC
  • All subdivision, land development and grading projects require Clearing Permits and review by the STC. 
Permits and Forms