Shade Tree Commission

The Shade Tree Commission is comprised of up to nine appointed residents who serve as the custodians of Closter's shade trees.  Commissioners work with municipal employees, residents and business owners to maintain the health and diversity of the Borough's public tree resources, including the planting, pruning, removal and protection of all shade trees.

The Commission meets on the second Monday of every month at 8:00 PM (except August). 

Contact Information

Nils Abate - Chairperson

George Paschalis - Member/Secretary

Leslie Weatherly - Administrative Support or 201-784-0600 ext 304

Commission Member Roster

Every year, when the leaves begin to turn, the Shade Tree Commission asks residents to share a personal photo capturing the spectacular colors of the season in our hometown. The winner of the contest receives a street tree planted in their neighborhood. Congratulations to Monica Souza and to all the residents who submitted entries this year!

2023 Fall Foliage Photo Contest

Shade Tree Trust Fund

A Shade Tree Trust Fund has been set up to plant new trees in the borough. Donations are welcome and can be made by check, payable to "Borough of Closter" and noting "Shade Tree Trust" in the memo section. Send it to:

Finance Department
295 Closter Dock Road
Closter, New Jersey 07624

Closter is proud to be entering its twenty-third year as a member of the Tree City USA community.