Borough of Mendham
Shade Tree Commission
Annual Fall Foliage Photo Contest


Everyone knows the Spring flowers of a Cherry Tree, but have you noticed Cherry Trees have a crisp yellow orange Fall Foliage? The unusual leaves of the Ginko Tree have the most beautiful clear bright yellow that persists for weeks. The Sugar Maples are famous for burnt orange and peach foliage. Dogwood, Oak, Locust, Elm and Beech trees make Autumn spectacular!

Send your Borough of Mendham Fall Foliage Photos in for your chance to win a tree, of your choice, to be planted in front of your home!
Be creative but remember the main subject should be trees.
Email Photos To: dpw@mendhamnj.org
Contest Ends: December 1, 2022.
Judges: Shade Tree Commission

2021 First Place Winner

2020 First Place Winner 


Thank you everyone for your wonderful pictures and participation! 


2022 Tree City USA -- 9th year in a row!

  • Have you noticed the Tree City USA signs DPW placed on both ends of town?  Have you seen the new street trees popping up all over town?  They’re beautiful aren’t they!!!
  • The Mendham Shade Tree Commission is on a tree planting mission and wants to get everyone involved. 
  • Every Spring and Fall the Commission, as part of the Tree City USA Program, plants about 15 to 20, 2.5” caliper shade trees. 
  • The Commission picks locations working with property owners that either had a tree in the past or greatly need one now or in the Borough ROW.
    • If you have a suggestion for where a tree should be planted or would like a tree please email Deborah Holly at dpw@mendhamnj.org
  • All trees are choice specimens  and perfectly placed. 
  • Here’s where we need your help. If a tree is placed on your property or in front of your house please look out for it.
    • Please give it water during dry spells and even some free wood chips for the asking from the Borough DPW.
    • Please do not weed wack the trunk and keep dogs and trash cans away.