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. 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.
2018 Upcoming Events
10th Annual Hawthorne Day - Sept. 22
Sidewalks & roots: When repairing or installing sidewalks, only the Borough may cut or remove roots from shade trees in the right-of-way. Upon receiving a sidewalk permit, contact the Shade Tree Commission to coordinate inspection and receive guidance on how to proceed with interfering tree roots.