Shade Tree Commission

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Shade Tree Commission

The Middlesex Shade Tree Commission was created with the passage of a local ordinance. It is the responsibility of the commission to maintain and protect all shade trees on Borough property, in Borough parks and along all Borough streets. All trees on a Borough street or roadway are the responsibility of the Shade Tree Commission. This commission is also responsible for the planting of new trees along Borough streets and roadways in an effort to improve and beautify our town.

Residents are advised to contact Borough Hall if they have any concerns regarding a Borough tree. Borough Hall will then put the resident in touch with the Shade Tree Commissioner.

It is against the law for a resident to cut, prune, damage or disturb a Borough tree. Recently the law regarding tree care in the state of NJ has changed, as it is now required by the state that any company performing tree care/removal operations need to be licensed to do so. For more information, please visit the NJ Board of Tree Experts website.

Please visit our Shade Tree Agendas & Minutes page

Linda Chismar

- Shade Tree Secretary

Phone: 732.356.7400 x238


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