Shade Tree Advisory Committee

The Shade Tree Advisory Committee is appointed by the Common Council and is charged with creating an inventory of the city's significant historic and landmark trees. 

The committee makes recommendations for preservation of landmark and historic trees and provides input on the city's tree management program.
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Calling all TikTok Teens

Get in on the Summit Eco-action TikTok Fest

Hey, Earth-lovers! The environment needs you now more than ever. Show us what eco-action means to you in a TikTok vid, whether you are volunteering for the Summit Free Market, planting trees in the Summit Tiny Forest, leading an epic enviro-club project, keeping our beaches trash-free, turning scraps into compost gold, or just sharing your vision of a cleaner, greener world.

All entries will be shown at the TikTok Viewing Party at Reeves-Reed Arboretum (165 Hobart Avenue) on Thursday, October 19, from 6:30PM to 8PM. Select entries will be posted to the City of Summit YouTube channel.


Friday, October 6, 2023
Send video submissions to


Videos should be 10 to 60 seconds long
TikToks, Instagram Reels, or any short-form videos will be accepted

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Click on the flyer to register for the Fall in Love with Trees event series at Reeves-Reed Arboretum.

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Future home of city tree

Every year, the city plants trees in the right-of-way between the sidewalk and curb or within 10 feet of the curb if there is no sidewalk. To learn more about this program email:

How to care for your city tree

Summit Tree Species 2021

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Cover page of Summit Tree Species with pictures of trees and descriptions. Summit is planting trees

In 2021, the City of Summit planted 250 trees in public areas and along streets, working toward our goal of 1,000 new trees by 2023. Learn more about these beautiful additions to our community.

Regular Committee Meetings

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  • DATE: The first Thursday of each month 
  • TIME: 4:30PM
  • PLACE: City Hall - 512 Springfield Avenue
  • PHONE: (908) 273-6404

Committee Members

* Committee members are appointed by the Common Council.
Name Title / Role
John Linson City Forester
John Kilby Chair
Karin Pittle-Gale Member
Sarah Meiring Member
Jaime Levine Council Liaison
Paul Formichelli Planning Board Representative
Walter Gonzalez Zoning Board Representative
Perry Zipf Builder/Architect Representative
John Beirne Reeves-Reed Arboretum Representative

Photos of Trees Around Summit

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