Township of Monroe

Shade Tree Commission

The Shade Tree Commission regulates the planning and care of ornamental trees and shrubbery within the Right of Way (R.O.W.) and parks in the Township. The Commission also has a proactive pruning, removal, and planting program.

Developers are required to receive permission before cutting down trees on future developments. The landscape plans from developers are reviewed, and recommendations are made by the Shade Tree Commission.

The commission offers expert advice on all facets of arborculture. The Commission also will remove or require removal of any tree deemed dangerous to public safety.

Meetings: These meetings will be held at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of February, April, June, August, October and December. Meetings are held in the conference room of the municipal building.


Please check the Township's monthly calendar for meeting schedule changes.


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Township of Monroe
1 Municipal Plaza
Monroe Township, NJ 08831

Phone: (732) 521-4400

Shade Tree Commissioners & Advisors

Council Liaison
Charles Dipierro

Lucille DiPasquale

Vice Chairperson
Darren Kutz


Charles Petretti

Joel Gelfarb

Lorraine Sarhage

Joel Greenberg

Phil Levy

Anthony Costa, Alt I

Dr. Prakash Parab, Alt II


Conservation Officer

Sal Profaci

Tree Assessor
Gary Lovallo, Tree Assessor

Marguerite M. Schaffer, Esq.

Pamela Broskie

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