Mayor Appoints US
Marine to Hamilton Shade Tree Commission
fill a vacant position on Hamilton’s Shade Tree Commission, Mayor Kelly Yaede
has appointed a resident who previously served in the United States Marine
has selected Hamilton resident Gabriel “Gabe” Schick to serve as a member of the Hamilton Township Shade Tree Commission.
who served active duty in the United States Marine Corps from 1995 to 2000 as
an Aircraft Mechanic, developed an interest in landscape plants and planting
dating back to the summer following his high school graduation when he worked
for a landscaping company in New Holland, PA.
his honorable discharge from the Marine Corps, Schick’s interest in landscape
plants was further cultivated during his studies at Rutgers University where he
enjoyed a Landscape Plants elective course under Dr. Bruce Hamilton, who headed
the university’s Landscape Architecture program and was a founder of Rutgers
Gardens. Over the years, Schick also briefly worked for Hamilton-based
Angiolino & Sons Landscaping and has previously volunteered in a curbside
tree planting initiative in Yardley, PA.
Schick works as an insurance agent for Makefield Agency, Inc. and is licensed
in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Schick has also served as an officer of
the Trenton Marine Corps League Detachment #207.
someone who has long taken enjoyment in landscape plants - from past jobs,
studies and simply planting and maintaining the landscaping in my own yard - I
am very excited to have this opportunity to serve on our Township’s Shade Tree
Commission and to help provide feedback and advice regarding the ongoing shade
tree planting and forestry efforts that our community undertakes,” says
Schick. “I want to thank Mayor Yaede for appointing me to this position.”
his honorable service to our nation in the United States Marine Corps, I am
confident that Gabe’s experiences and genuine interest in landscape plants will
make him an excellent contributor to our Shade Tree Commission, whose efforts
have helped Hamilton Township retain our national ‘Tree City USA’ designation
for ten consecutive years,” explains Mayor Yaede.
appointment to the commission is a direct appointment by Mayor Yaede.
Shade Tree Commission is an advisory commission that seeks to advise the
Township in its efforts relative to the planting and care of shade and
ornamental trees, as well as other landscape plantings that take place across
public areas of the community. Typical commission activities include
providing assistance with Hamilton’s residential curbside tree planting
program, giving feedback on other Township landscape planting initiatives and
offering guidance in response efforts related to insect or disease threats to public
trees. Additionally, the commission will likely assist the Township in
completing its first comprehensive street tree inventory initiative during the