[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Oceanport 10-4-1973 by Ord. No. 338 (Ch. 20, §§ 20-11, 20-12 and 20-16, of the 1970 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
In all new developments, the construction of which shall have been commenced following the effective date of this chapter, trees shall be planted by the developer on each side of every street therein, providing one tree at least every 50 feet. Such trees shall be at least two inches in diameter.
Such trees shall be first-class nursery stock, planted while in a dormant state and properly staked, with topsoil sufficient to cover all roots. Said trees shall be in good growing condition at the end of one year or shall be replaced by the developer in accordance with this chapter. The Shade Tree Committee shall direct the placement, planting and selection of trees in all new developments and shall certify its approval thereof to the Planning Board and the Mayor and Council. The location of such new plantings or replacements shall be such that, wherever possible, conflict or interference with existing overhead or underground utilities or other facilities will be avoided. No new plantings shall be made in the area between sidewalks and curbs, nor shall any such existing plantings be replaced.
Any person, firm or corporation desiring for any lawful purpose to cut, prune, trim or remove any tree in a public highway in the Borough of Oceanport or to replace an existing tree or plant an additional tree within the public highway shall apply to the Shade Tree Committee for permission to do the particular act. The applicant shall, in writing, indicate the location and type of work, and the species of tree to be planted or destroyed. Upon approval of the application by the Shade Tree Committee, the Secretary thereof shall issue a permit, and thereafter, the work shall be performed and/or the tree planted in accordance with the instructions issued by and under the supervision of the Shade Tree Committee. In the case of the replacement of existing trees or the planting of additional trees, after the maintenance period of one year has expired, the tree or trees, if satisfactory, will be accepted and classed as other trees existing along the public highways.