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New Tree Ordinance in Ridgewood: A Sprint to Beat the Dead Line

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July 2,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, several very large trees came down before the end of the month . As many readers are aware a new ordinance regulating tree removals on private property was unanimously passed by Village Council members on 6/14. A permit will now be required to remove any tree larger than 8 inches in diameter. Any healthy tree removed must be replaced, or a payment made in lieu of replacement.

The ordinance went into effect July 1st and it looks like some were working to beat the dead line . While it is difficult to know the reasons behind the tree take down  .

How did the new owner of 362 East Glen destroy all of these 100 foot high, healthy trees, just under the start of this new ordinance? Another McMansion?? Once again it seems like the Spirit of the ordinance was thrown into the face of Village Residents.

 

 

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“Clear Cut” , “turf Field” Roberta has issues with the new tree ordinance

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June 22,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, in a letter to the editor former Village Manager Roberta Sonenfeld, Tree tax is a bad idea http://www.northjersey.com/story/opinion/readers/2017/06/20/letter-tree-tax-bad-idea/412244001/ . Is it just us or does anyone else find in both ironic and ridiculous that one of the people who pushed the “clear cutting” several acres of trees at Schedler Property ,in order to build a new turf baseball field has issues with the new tree ordinance ?

The ordinance regulating tree removals on private property requires a permit to remove any tree larger than 8 inches in diameter. Any healthy tree removed must be replaced, or a payment made in lieu of replacement. Key provisions of the new ordinance are outlined below.

The ordinance was specifically established to protect the Village of Ridgewood from people like Roberta Sonenfeld and Paul Aronsohn who were looking to ‘clear cut” and  turf down every inch in the Village of Ridgewood . As they say “round up the usual suspects “, we bet most readers can add a litany of names to this list.