The Bloomingdale council may consider formerly protecting the large oak tree in front of borough hall despite officials’ assurance that the tree will not be cut down.
Councilwoman Linda Shortman asked the council to consider an ordinance that would protect the tree from being cut down, NorthJersey.com reported.
According to Shortman, someone told her the tree’s many acorns create a hazard when they fall to the ground, the website reported.
Shortman said she is working with borough attorney Fred Semrau to create an ordinance that would protect the tree.
Mayor John Dunleavy said no one is going to cut the tree down.