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Glen Rock

1 Harding Plaza Glen Rock
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Phone: (201) 670-3956

Shade Tree Advisory Committee

Shade Tree Advisory Committee

Glen Rock's Shade Tree Advisory Committee's mission is to advise the Borough Council in the matter of pruning, replacing, and maintaining the 20,000 Borough-owned shade trees. The Director of Public Works heads the Shade Tree Committee, and the Municipal Services team helps meet the Committee's mission.

Meetings take place in Borough Hall on the first Tuesday of each month except August, at 7:15 p.m., and are open to all residents.

Residents with concerns about shade trees in the Borough right-of-way are encouraged to contact the Director of the DPW to begin the process for assessing their shade trees:

  • Step 1: Resident phones (201) 670-3980 to request a shade tree evaluation; this call generates a work order
  • Step 2: DPW visits the property and determines if the tree is dead or alive, or in need of trimming, and if necessary determines if there is room for a new tree
  • Step 3: DPW determines the best course of action: If a tree needs pruning, the Municipal Services team will trim as required.  If a tree is determined to be dead or dying, the resident will be informed and the DPW will remove the tree.
  • Step 4: When a tree must be removed, the resident can request a specific species from a list of approved species to replace it and the Committee will try to accommodate the request. Click here to see the approved species list. (PDF)
  • Step 5: The Committee evaluates each request for planting, discusses the options during the Committee session and decides if the species requested meets all Committee's criteria or if another species would be better suited for that particular location.
  • Step 6: In cases where there is not enough room to plant a tree between the sidewalk and the curb, the DPW is willing to plant the new tree on the homeowner's property, but the homeowner must sign a letter from the Director of Public Works before the tree is planted.
Committee Members

Candy Hall, Co-Chair
Elaine Silverstein, Co-Chair
Bob Buono, Member
Bill Gould, Member
Arati Kreibich, Member
Melissa Sawvell, Member
Terry Higgins, Alternate
Cheryl Wardrop, Alternate
Rob Dill, Council Liaison

Shade Tree Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule

7 Feb
Shade Tree Advisory Meeting
Date 02.07.2023 7:15 pm
7 Mar
Shade Tree Advisory Meeting
03.07.2023 7:15 pm
4 Apr
Shade Tree Advisory Meeting
04.04.2023 7:15 pm
2 May
Shade Tree Advisory Meeting
05.02.2023 7:15 pm
6 Jun
Shade Tree Advisory Meeting
06.06.2023 7:15 pm