Shade Tree Commission

Shade Tree Commission

Patrick Moses – Chairperson
Tiffany Dolan
Julie McCleary
Marie MacAdams
Paul Heyne
Trisha McConnell

First Monday of every month at 6:30pm at via zoom

Todd Twichell
856-456-0750 Ext. 103

The Shade Tree Commission was established in July 2009. Over the years, the Commission has continued to oversee regulation, planting and care of shade and ornamental trees and shrubbery on any municipal property or park in the Borough. This includes the planting, trimming, care and protection of the trees. Each season, the Commission takes requests from residents that are interested in having a tree planted in front of their home (courtesy of the Commission). If you are interested, please contact the Shade Tree Commission Secretary Todd Twichell at

The Commission recently received Tree City USA status from the Arbor Day Foundation for the 11th consecutive year, in addition to receiving the growth award from the foundation in the past.


The Commission will hold a socially distanced Arbor Day tree dedication at 10 am on Saturday, May 1, 2021 in Noreg Circle. This year’s tree will be dedicated in memory of Joseph Cerrone, former Borough Clerk and Administrator for the Borough of Brooklawn. Join us for this special dedication. Attendees must wear a mask and social distance for this event.

Shade Tree Permit Application

Brooklawn Shade Tree Walking Tour