75 N. Martine Avenue
Fanwood, NJ 07023
(908) 322-8236
Steven Falco, Chairman

Commission Members

Adele Kenny
Joanne Muoio
Thomas Plante
Dean Talcott
Kathy Mitchell, Council Liaison

The Fanwood Shade Tree Commission was created with the passage of a local ordinance in 1962. It is the responsibility of the commission to maintain and protect all shade trees on Borough property, in Borough parks and along all Borough streets. All trees within 10 feet of a Borough street or roadway are the responsibility of the Shade Tree Commission.

Residents are advised to contact Borough Hall if they have any concerns regarding a Borough tree. Borough Hall will then put the resident in touch with the Shade Tree Commissioner assigned to your area of town. Or, you may fill out the following form, and the Commission will respond:


It is against the law for a resident to cut, prune, damage or disturb a Borough tree.

There are five Shade Tree Commissioners who usually meet the fourth Wednesday of every month at 7:30PM at the Fanwood Community House. See the Community Calendar for exact dates.

We plant the trees that make the whole town green!

Each year the Shade Tree Commission plants trees on the public right of ways and on borough properties. If you would like a street tree planted in front of your home, please contact the Shade Tree Commission at