Shade Tree Commission

2024 Shade Tree Commission

Michael Kolenut - term expires 12/31/2027
Marion Mahn - term expires 12/31/2026
Mary McBride - term expires 12/31/2027
Donna Robinson - term expires 12/31/2027
Michael Tulp, Chairman - term expires 12/31/2028
Vacant Member
Vacant Member
Vacant - Alternate #2
Vacant - Alternate #1 - unexpired term expires 12/31/2026
Council Liaison - Councilmember Michele DeLuccia
Alternate Council Liaison - Councilmember Joel Ansh

Evan Dilluvio, Tree Specialist

The Shade Tree Commission meets the last Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM in Borough Hall. Meeting dates are listed in event calendar.

For more information regarding the Shade Tree Commission, Michael Tulp can be reached at or 201-280-1183.


Arbor Day 2023

The Shade Tree Commission commemorated Arbor Day 2023 on Friday, April 28, 2023. The work party planted trees and cleaned up the Borough Shade Tree Farm located at the Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve. The tree farm is managed by the Shade Tree Commission and young trees are planted in the fenced space. After growing trees are later harvested, they are planted primarily in the Borough’s parks.

“Arbor Day - which literally translates to “tree” day from the Latin origin of the word arbor - is a holiday that celebrates the planting, upkeep and preservation of trees. For centuries, communities spanning the globe have found various ways to honor nature and the environment. However, the appreciation of trees and forests in modern times can be largely attributed to Arbor Day. And although Arbor Day may not have the same clout as many holidays like Valentine’s Day or even Earth Day), it has a history with strong roots that branched out across multiple nations. Arbor Day is typically celebrated on the last Friday in April in the United States.”