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Dunellen Shade Tree Commission

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Members needed to help beautify Dunellen. Contact Ken Baudendistel at, call Borough Hall at 732-968-3033, or click here for a copy of Dunellen's Citizen Leadership Form to indicate your interest in becoming a member of the Shade Tree Commission.


Arbor Day Celebration
Maurer Estate
Mountainview Terrace and Madison Avenue
Friday, May 2, 2014, 3:00 pm
DSTC and DHS Biology Club will plant twelve Dogwood Trees
All are Welcome!
for flyer, click here

The Dunellen Shade Tree Commission is now on Facebook.

Shade Tree Facebook



Let's replace what Hurricane Sandy took! Bring the green back to Dunellen!

Hurricane Sandy took down 72 of our trees in Dunellen last October and we need your help. If you would like to replace the street tree in front of your house or in one of our 6 parks, this is your chance!

Residents responsibility

Dunellen Shade Tree Commission

Call 732 968 3033 to participate or for further information.
Thank you for your support.


Kenneth Baudendistel
term expires
Cindy Beam term expires 12/31/2014
Robert Rios term expires 12/31/2015
Sue Butterworth  term expires 12/31/2016
Erica Grun term expires 12/31/2016
Cate Walsh term expires 12/31/2014
Susan Valenta term expires  12/31/2014

The Dunellen Shade Tree Commission is entrusted with the regulation, planting, care, and control of shade tree and ornamental trees and shrubbery upon and in the streets, highways, public places, parks, parkways, and vacant lots of the Borough of Dunellen.

The Dunellen Shade Tree Commission consists of seven members appointed by the Mayor and they serve as volunteers, without compensation.  Members are encouraged to attend forestry training and to attend the monthly meetings. 

Members of the Dunellen Shade Tree Commission at the Dunellen Street Fair, Sepember 26, 2010  

Pictured, left to right: Kenneth Baudendistel, Sue Butterworth, Mitch Weiss, and Cate Walsh, working the booth at the Dunellen Street Fair, September 26, 2010.


Street Fair, 2014

pictured, left to right: Robert Rios, Cate Walsh, Ken Baudendistel, Ellen Mackie

Meeting Schedule for 2014:
     January 14, March 11, April 15, June 10, September 7, November 11, 2014.
All meetings begin at 7:30 pm, and are held in the Recreation Office, Borough Hall.

For photographs of the Arbor Day Celebration that was held on May 14, 2011, click here.

To contact the DSTC:
Or visit us on face book:!/pages/Dunellen-Shade-Tree-Commission/159893800710284

Shade Tree Commission, Dunellen Municipal Code Chapter 74

Dunellen Tree Ordinance

Fines and Penalties for Violation of Tree Ordinance, 2008-03

Recommended Species for Street Planting

Dunellen Community Forestry Plan, January 2012, click here

Tree Identification Document

Tree Planting Specifications

Tree Maintenance Tips

Agenda and Minutes of the Shade Tree Commission:

March 3, 2011 
April 7, 2011
September 8, 2011
November 3, 2011
February 2, 2012
March 1, 2012
August 16, 2012
January 14, 2013
March 11, 2013
August 14, 2013
November 21, 2013
August 19, 2014
September 9, 2014

For a copy of the Community Stewardship Incentive Program (CSIP) Grant Application for 2013, click here