Tree Removal Information

For safety reasons, no person shall cut down or remove any Landmark Tree, Ornamental tree or any tree of a diameter of twelve (12") inches measured at a height of four and one-half (4-1/2') feet above the ground without first obtaining a tree removal permit as required by Section 19-5 of Chapter XIX of the Borough Code.

The circumference of the tree at four and one-half (4 1/2') feet is 37.68 inches or 37 and 11/16 inches. To determine the circumference of a tree when it is on a slope, the four and one-half (4 1/2') foot height measurement shall be made from the lowest point of the hillside angle where the tree is located. Therefore, the height measurement is taken from the lowest point on ground next to the tree.

Residents shall be required to obtain tree removal permits. Permits are not required for tree trimming.

Any firm involved with tree removal or tree trimming shall be registered with the Borough. (Ord. # 05-CODE-489, §4)

If you are unsure whether you need a permit, or for additional information, please contact the Shade Tree Commission at (201) 337-8104 ext. 3022 or send an email.