Environmental Commission / Shade Tree Advisory
The Borough of South River is committed to managing our urban forest and ensuring that we realize the many benefits and quality of life enhancements that shade trees provide. In 2017, the Borough passed two resolutions, one to begin applying for Tree City USA status, the other to begin applying for Sustainable Jersey status. It also passed an ordinance creating a Green Team to help meet Sustainable Jersey status.
We're reminding residents of ways they can help control the spotted lanternfly population. To learn more about the steps you can take to prevent the further spread of these invasive insects, visit New Jersey's Spotted Lanternfly Webpage or view the Spotted Lanternfly Informational Flyer (PDF).
Environmental / Shade Tree Commission
Our Environmental/Shade Tree Commission is working hard to ensure that our Borough is growing our shade covering in the borough that provides a variety of environmental benefits and is shown to increase property values. It is currently examining the Borough's Shade Tree ordinance, establishing a more coherent policy regarding tree removal, and introducing a Shade Tree planting event.
In addition, this year's interns are starting the process of creating a shade tree inventory to provide the borough with additional knowledge and planning ability, that will begin to populate on MAP it later this year.
Shade Tree Application
Apply to have a Shade Tree Planted on your verge (the space between the curb and sidewalk): "Plant One on Me" Application (PDF)
Tree Dedication Application
Apply to dedicate a tree in one of our public spaces.
- 6:30 pm
- The South River Municipal Building, 48 Washington Street Conference Room, unless otherwise noted.
|Thursday, January 20th||Thursday, July 7th|
|Thursday, February 3rd||Thursday, July 21st|
|Thursday, February 17th||Thursday, August 4th|
|Thursday, March 3rd||Thursday, September 8th|
|Thursday, March 17th||Thursday, September 22nd|
|Thursday, April 7th||Thursday, October 6th|
|Thursday, May 5th||Thursday, October 20th|
|Thursday, May 19th||Thursday, November 3rd|
|Thursday, June 2nd||Thursday, December 1st|
|Thursday, June 16th||Thursday, January 12th, 2023 (Organizational)|
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
Interested in dedicating a tree in the borough? Learn about our new program by visiting the Tree and Branch Dedications page.