ah shade tree mayorPhoto by Peter E, Donoghue

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ -  Mayor Rhonda LeGrice is flanked by Marilyn Scherfen (left) and Louise Donoghue, co-chairmen of the Atlantic Highlands Shade Tree Commission, during last week's first public Stakeholders Meeting, during which the goals of the commission were outlined, including increasing the borough's tree "canopy" to 50 percent and being designated a Tree City for 34 straight years. Among the board's other activities are maintaining" a Facebook page, planting "tribute trees" honoring those active in the community, conducting a "Trees for Tomorrow" fund-raising program and an Arbor Day poster contest for local schoolchildren.