Fall is here and it’s time to clean up our properties for the winter. The leaves will start falling soon and the raking will begin. Please keep in mind that Manalapan Township has an ordinance pertaining to the trimming of trees and shrubs.
Chapter 204, Article IV, 204-15
“All trees or shrubs planted on private property that stand along public sidewalks and public streets, the branches of which extend over any part of a public sidewalk or a public street, shall be trimmed by the owner, occupant or tenant of the premises that directly front upon that part of the sidewalk or street along which the trees or shrubs stand. Such owner, occupant or tenant shall keep the branches and limbs of such trees or shrubs trimmed and cut so that no limb or branch shall overhang the public sidewalk or the public street at a height of less than eight feet above ground level.”
In other words, trim the trees so they don’t overhang the sidewalk or street. People need to walk down the sidewalk without being hit by tree branches!