The Shade Tree Commission has exclusive custody and control of the shade trees in the borough and is authorized to plant, remove, maintain and protect shade trees on the streets and highways in the borough and is further granted all other powers as set forth in the Act of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Act No. 581 of February 1, 1966, PL 1965. However, they are also the responsibility of the property owner. Permission must be
sought before removing any streetside tree. If a hazard exists, the borough may order the tree removed. Any tree removed must also have the stump removed.