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Shade Tree Commission

Shade Tree Commission

The Shade Tree Commission is charged with maintaining a healthy and safe community forest resource. Good management of our community forest will improve our air and water quality, reduce energy costs, increase property values, improve the health of our residents, and beautifies our Borough. The Shade Tree Commission enforces the Borough's tree removal and tree replacement Ordinances.

Janice Hunts, Chairman
Virgil A. Colligan
Paul E. White
Paula Zeliff-Murphy
Vanessa Butkus
Steve Kalemanis
Maria Grizzetti


The Stanhope Environmental Commission and the Shade Tree Commission are sponsoring a Clean Communities Day on Sunday, April 26th from 1-4PM. Stanhope residents and local groups are invited to help clean the local parks and trails in our community. There are two locations to choose from. You can meet at the Valley Road School at 1PM to clean from Valley Road School to Lenape Valley Regional High School OR meet at 1PM at the Stanhope Fire Department.

Dress appropriately for the weather. Water, bags and gloves will be provided. For more information, contact Nicole Member at 973-951-9424.