Shade Tree Commission


  • 7:30 p.m.
  • 2nd Monday of every month
  • Municipal Council Chambers
    25 Lenox Avenue
    Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442

Agendas & Minutes

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

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  • Anne TacinellChairperson
    Five year term expires December 31, 2024
  • Pete Auteri
    Five year term expires December 31, 2028
  • Madeline Denti 
    Five year term expires December 31, 2027
  • Randy Hinton 
    Five year term expires December 31, 2026
  • Alexa Reed
    Five year term expires December 31, 2025
  • Open Position, Alternate Commissioner
     Term expires December 31, 2026


The Shade Tree Commission consists of five commissioners and one alternate commissioner who oversee the regulation, planting and care of shade and ornamental trees and shrubberies located on Borough streets, highways, parks, public easements or rights-of way.  The Borough has earned a Tree City, USA designation award for the thirteenth year in a row through the efforts of the Shade Tree Commission.


Apply for Permission

Residents must seek permission from the Commission prior to planting, removing, shaving roots or pruning trees on any Borough right-of-way by filing an application at Borough Hall. The Borough’s arborist will investigate all application requests and will make a determination which will be forwarded to the applicant. An application must also be filed for reporting a hazardous tree condition on Borough rights-of-way. Only imminent emergencies should be reported to the Police Department.