Bound Brook Shade Tree Commission is an appointed board that oversees the planting and maintenance of street trees in all public rights-of-way and on Borough property. Commissioners inspect trees and coordinate with the Department of Public Works for pruning or removal of street trees, as needed. In Spring and Fall, the Commission arranges for the planting of new/replacement street trees.

The Commission also:

  • Holds a community Arbor Day event each year in April to promote tree stewardship and appreciation on the part of residents.
  • Reports annually to the State of New Jersey on Bound Brook’s progress in implementing its Community Forestry Management Plan and its status as a Tree City USA.

Bound Brook was first designated as a Tree City in 2006. Note the signs as you enter the town on Route 28 (westbound), East Main Street (westbound), Mountain Avenue (southbound) and Tea Street (southbound).

All street trees in Bound Brook are under the control of the Borough, so it is not legal to cut, prune, remove or damage any street tree. If you have a concern about a tree, please complete an Inspection Request form. The request will be forwarded to the Shade Tree Commission for action.

If you would like to request a new street tree, please complete a New Tree Request Form. There is no charge for trees planted by the Borough.

The Commission meets on the third Thursday of each month.

You can access the tree forms to the left or under documents – return completed forms to Shade Tree Commission, 230 Hamilton Street.


If you would like to contact us directly, please email us at

Commission Members

2026            Nancy Lepionka

2026           Kristi Colbert

2024           Marsha Longshore

2025           Xue Due

2028           Daniel Whelan

2024           Diana Romero, Alt 1

COUNCIL LIAISON:   C. Shawn Guerra