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.

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 MAPit 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.


  • 7:30 pm
  • 3rd Monday of every month
  • The South River Public Library

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


Tree Dedication

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