Environmental Commission / Shade Tree Advisory /  Green Team

About Us

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. 


For meeting dates, times, and locations, visit the calendar on our homepage.


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.

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.

Interested in dedicating a tree in the borough? Learn about our new program by visiting the Tree and Branch Dedications page.