- What trees require a Tree Removal Permit before they are cut?
The removal of any tree, 8 inches in diameter, or larger, dead or alive, deciduous or coniferous, that are located in the 10 feet right-of-way, 10 feet side buffer, or 15 feet rear buffer requires a Tree Removal Permit. Tree Removal Application Forms are available on the Forms page or call the Shade Tree Commission Office: 201-327-8923.
- Do I need to remove a dead or hazardous tree if it is near the road?
The Property Maintenance Ordinance requires a property owner to maintain the land and vegetation, including trees, to the road. A dead or hazardous tree could fall at any time and cause bodily injury to anyone entering or passing your property, therefore it is necessary to keep your property safe for others.
- Does the green Tree Removal Permit Card need to be posted during tree removal?
Yes, the Tree Removal Permit Card should be visible from the road during any tree removal.