Annual Arbor Day Celebration Free Tree Seedling Program

All 500 Seedlings were picked-up by residents and planted! 

Thank you for another successful year! 

  • This years varities included Shellbark Hickory, Hackberry, Flowering Dogwood, Kousa Dogwood, Cornelian Cherry, Black Walnut, Black Gum and Willow Oak.
  • The Shade Tree Commission Annual Arbor Day Celebration has handed out over 6,000 saplings in 8 years.
  • The saplings are beautiful native forest trees -- NJ nursery grown. 
  • The program is a NJ State Forestry effort to repopulate the forests after Super Storm Sandy and other storms that devastated native tree populations. 
  • The Shade Tree Commission would like to follow these trees as they grow.  Let us know how your saplings are doing.  Please send photos to Debbie Holly dholly@mendhamnj.org 





Annual Fall Foliage Photo Contest


2021 First Place Winner!


2020 First Place Winner 


The Shade Tree Commission held the first Fall Foliage Photo Contest in 2019.  

2020 and 2021 successful year! 

Thank you to all who participated! 

2020 Photo Slide Show Provided by Mendhamtv



Mendham Borough has been named a 2021 Tree City USA for the 8th 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 Carolynn Budd 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.