Dunellen Shade Tree Commission
Members needed to help beautify Dunellen. Contact Ken Baudendistel at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
The Dunellen Shade Tree Commission is now on 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!
Provide the funding (DSTC will discuss cost)
Dunellen Shade Tree Commission
Select the correct species for the site
Make the purchase
Have it professionally planted
Supply a "Gator Bag" for easy watering
|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.
Pictured, left to right: Kenneth Baudendistel, Sue Butterworth, Mitch Weiss, and Cate Walsh, working the booth at the Dunellen Street Fair, September 26, 2010.
pictured, left to right: Robert Rios, Cate Walsh, Ken Baudendistel, Ellen Mackie
Arbor Day Foundation Names Dunellen Tree City USA for the Eleventh Year
Dunellen, NJ was named a 2014 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.
Dunellen achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.
“Everyone benefits when elected officials, volunteers and committed citizens in communities like Dunellen make smart investments in urban forests,” said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Trees bring shade to our homes and beauty to our neighborhoods, along with numerous economic, social and environmental benefits.”
Clean Air, improved storm water management, energy savings and increased property values and commercial activity are among the benefits enjoyed by Tree City USA communities.
More information on the program is available at arborday.org/treecityusa.
For photographs of the Arbor Day Celebration that was held on May 14, 2011, click here.
To contact the DSTC: email@example.com
Or visit us on face book: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Dunellen-Shade-Tree-Commission/159893800710284
On May 21, 2015, the Dunellen Shade Tree Commission was presented an award by the New Jersey Clean Communities Council for their participation in NJ Transit’s Adopt-A-Station Program. The award was for groups who demonstrated spirit and community pride through cleaning and maintaining a NJ Transit rail station within their community. For the text of an article onthe award, click here.
Fines and Penalties for Violation of Tree Ordinance, 2008-03
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