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Raymond T. Olsen

Director
540 Ridge Road
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
732-329-4000 x7260

 

Shade Tree FAQ's

The tree by my curb is sick or is overgrown and needs trimming. What should I do?

Call the Public Works Department and a representative from the Shade Tree Commission will come out to inspect the tree.

The sidewalk in front of my house is lifting. What can be done?

A representative from the Shade Tree Commission will inspect the site and determine if the tree needs to be removed. It is the responsibility of the homeowner to repair the sidewalk.

I live in a new development and the builder has planted a tree that I don't want. What should I do?

The Builder is required to plant trees as per township ordinance.

I live in a new development and the tree in front of my house has died. Will it be replaced?

Call the Public Works Department and we will check on the maintenance bond.

I would like to plant a tree. What kind should I plant?

The Shade Tree Commission has a list of recommended trees for planting, click links below for information

Deciduous, mature over 30'        

Deciduous, mature under 30'       

Coniferous & Evergreens for landscape & buffer areas

How should I plant my tree?

Click here for information on planting