Township of Maplewood, NJ
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Maplewood as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 5-1-2018 by Ord. No. 2904-18]
The Maplewood Memorial Park Conservancy may create a fund and receive donations for the planting of trees at Memorial Park.
Two alternative funds may be maintained.
A. 
A General Tree Fund will be established to support the planting and maintenance of all trees in Memorial Park. The fund will allow donations of any amount and will be acknowledged by a certificate and listing on the Conservancy website. Levels of contribution shall be designated as follows:
Contribution
Designation
Up to $100
Memorial
Up to $250
Heritage
Up to $500
Landmark
Over $500
Legacy
B. 
Memorial Tree Program.
(1) 
The Memorial Tree Program will be established to create an opportunity for individuals or an entity to donate a specific tree. The scale of donations will be established allowing the donor to choose a specific, individual tree. Memorial Tree Program donations shall be as follows:
Donation
Type of Tree
$500
Understory or ornamental tree; small shade tree
$1,500
Overstory shade tree or large evergreen
$5,000
Large, specimen shade tree
(2) 
Donors will receive a certificate confirming donation and a map showing the location of the donated tree. Individual trees will be marked by tags attached to the tree that will identify the botanic and popular name as well as the names of the donor and/or honoree.
C. 
All funds received by the Conservancy for the Memorial Tree Program shall be placed into a special account and not commingled with other funds maintained by the Conservancy. Donations to the Memorial Tree Program shall be disbursed consistent with the purchase and installation of specific trees.
D. 
At the request of the Chief Financial Officer for the Township of Maplewood, the Conservancy shall provide a report to the Chief Financial Officer concerning all funds received and disbursed by the Conservancy incidental to the aforementioned tree programs.
E. 
At least once per year, the Conservancy shall provide a report to the Maplewood Township Committee advising it of all donations received from the tree programs and the installation of trees incidental to the tree programs.