Shade Tree Commission



Shade Tree

Email Shade Tree Commission

Phone:  973-427-5555 X218


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.

2024 Shade Tree Commission Meeting Schedule

7 p.m. on the 1st Tuesday of the month       

  • Municipal Building, 445 Lafayette Avenue, 2nd Floor Conference Room
  • Meeting Minutes
  • If you have questions or concerns, please email the Hawthorne Shade Tree Commission before 4 pm on Monday at so that they can be addressed.



The Hawthorne Shade Tree is pleased to announce that it has received 1,000 daffodil bulbs from Passaic County through the Dig-In! City Green and Passaic County's Community Garden Neighborhood Farming, and Habitat Restoration Program. The bulbs will be planted in November at all five Hawthorne elementary schools, the Louis Bay Library, and the Municipal Building.

Have a Tree Planted in Front of Your Home !

The Hawthorne Shade Tree Commission accepts requests for tree plantings on the Borough rights-of-way throughout the year. Trees are generally planted in the Spring or Fall when temperatures and precipitation are optimal for the tree to thrive. If the Commission receives more requests than it has trees to plant, your request will go on a waiting list for the next tree planting. The cost of tree-planting is paid by the Borough, however, homeowners are requested to care for the tree by regularly watering it for its first years. To request the planting of a new tree in the Borough right-of-way in front of your home email

Hawthorne Members

Jodi DeMarco, Chairperson Term expires: 12/31/25
Dria Lobosco, Vice Chairperson Term expires: 12/31/25
Leslie Hines, Commissioner  Term expires: 12/31/27
Diane Korzinski, Commissioner Term expires: 12/31/27
Al Ianacone, Commissioner Term expires: 12/31/26
Yasmine Gerhardstein Term expires: 12/31/24
John Manke, Alternate 1 Term expires:  12/31/28
Joseph Wojtecki, Council Liaison Term expires: 12/31/24
Maureen Cook, Secretary  
  1. Trimming/Removal of Trees
  2. Sidewalk Repairs

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.