Shade Tree Commission
Rumson, NJ

TEL  732.842.3300 | CONTACT

Rumson, New Jersey 07760
  8:30am - 4:30pm  

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Welcome! I am pleased to announce the launch of the Rumson Shade Tree Commission Website!

The mission of the Rumson Shade Tree Commission is to maintain and promote a healthy, safe and sustainable shade tree resource that will physically, economically and aesthetically benefit the Rumson community and its residents in the most cost effective manner possible.

The Rumson Shade Tree Commission was formally established in 1962. This advisory board strives to help Rumson become more proactive in its approach to tree care issues. It is a goal of the Shade Tree Commission and this management plan to foster a cooperative environment between the various agencies in the Borough for the betterment of Rumson’s tree resource and therefore its residents and visitors.

Since its creation, Rumson has been a strategic riverside community with most of its original tree resources contained in native Oak and Beech forests. Today, the borough is over 90% developed, and the majority of the tree resources lie on private property. As for the public tree resource, it mainly consists of 12 different tree species along roadways between the curb and sidewalk, or just inside of the sidewalk in a traditional tree lawn.

It is the intent of The Shade Tree Commission to establish goals and initiate objectives that will protect and enhance the tree resource of Rumson through a program of planting and preservation that will benefit present and future generations of the community.

Our meetings are open to the public, and are scheduled for the second Tuesday in the months of Febuary, April, June, August, October, and December. If you have an item that you would like discussed, please email


Stephen Barrett
Rumson Shade Tree Commission