The Shade Tree Commission has authority for the regulation, planting, care and control of shade and ornamental trees and shrubbery in all municipal parks and on municipal streets. To request planting, trimming or removal of a tree, please call the Shade Tree Commission line - 973-427-5555, ext. 219. Decisions on removals will be based on the health of the tree and public safety.
The Commission has no jurisdiction over trees on private property. A property owner with concern about a private tree should consult with a Certified Tree Expert or arbor company.