Shade Tree Commission

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Purpose

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.

Meetings

  • 7 p.m. on 1st Monday of the month
  • Municipal Building, 445 Lafayette Avenue, 2nd Fl Conf. Room
    Hawthorne, NJ 07506

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

Members

Dria Lobosco, Chairperson Term expires: 12/31/20
Thomas Dwyer, Vice Chairperson Term expires: 12/31/20
Rick Hockenberry Term expires: 12/31/22
Al Ianacone Term expires: 12/31/21
Robert Maggio Term expires: 12/31/22
Diane Korzinski, Alt 1 Term expires: 12/31/18
Francis Reyes, Alt 2 Term expires: 12/31/19
Joseph Wojtecki, Council Liaison Term expires: 12/31/18
  1. Trimming/Removal of Trees
  2. Sidewalks & Roots

To request planting, trimming or removal of a tree, please call the Shade Tree Commission line. 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.

No private individual or company may remove, trim, cut roots on or affix materials to a public shade tree without prior permission of the Shade Tree Commission or Borough arborist.