DPW Home Road Division Sewer Division Shade Tree Division Garbage Pick-Up
Shade Tree Division:
413 Midland Ave Garfield, NJ
Phone: (973) 546-2200 x 4220
The Shade Tree Division is responsible for the care, maintenance and removal of City trees to see the liability for tree removal CLICK HERE.

Residents interested in having a tree planted in front of their house in the public right of way should call the Department of Public Works at (973) 546-2200 x 5150 to be placed on the consideration list.

New Tree Care:
  • Residents who receive new trees should follow these guidelines for a healthy tree:


  • Keep all landscape equipment away from the tree (i.e. lawnmowers, line trimmers, etc.) Hitting the bark of the tree with a lawnmower or line trimmer will damage the bark of the tree and may cause it to die.
  • Do not pile mulch around the trunk of the tree. This will cause the tree to suffocate and cause it to die.
  • Water, water, water! For the first couple of years it will be necessary to keep the soil around the trunk of the tree moist. Try and water the tree at least twice per day: early in the morning and after the sun goes down.
Important Documents/Updates:

Listing files in 'Public Works Department'