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Shade Tree Division

Contact Information

Name: Walter Neill 
Title: Public Works Supervisor

Phone: (201) 794-5304 or (201) 794-5326

The Shade Tree Division is responsible for the care, maintenance and removal of Borough trees.

Residents interested in having a tree planted in front of their house in the public right of way should call the Department of Public Works at (201) 794-5305 to be placed on the consideration list.

New Tree Care:

Residents who receive new trees should follow these guidelines for a healthy tree:

  • Keep all landscape equipment away from the tree (i.e. lawnmowers, line trimmers, etc.) Hitting the bark of the tree with a lawnmower or line trimmer will damage the bark of the tree and may cause it to die.
  • Do not pile mulch around the trunk of the tree. This will cause the tree to suffocate and cause it to die.
  • Water, water, water! For the first couple of years it will be necessary to keep the soil around the trunk of the tree moist. Try and water the tree at least twice per day: early in the morning and after the sun goes down.

Tree Removal:

Please contact (201) 794-5304 or (201) 794-5326 for information about tree removal. 

Tree removal permit applications can be found on this link.


Last Updated: Fri, 05/08/2020 - 10:28am