About the Shade Tree Commission

The Monmouth County Shade Tree Commission, established by the Board of Chosen Freeholders in July 1962, is comprised of volunteer members who serve five year terms. The Shade Tree Commissioners work together as a board on policy and measures related to the proper care and stewardship of trees in the County.

The Division of Shade Tree carries out the work of the Commission with the day to day activities overseen by the Monmouth County Department of Public Works and Engineering. The Division is responsible for carrying out the services, such as tree plantings, emergency tree/debris removal, gypsy moth program and maintenance of the Arboretum at Holmdel Park.

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