Tree Removal Permits


Prior to the removal of a private tree that is 16 inches or more in diameter, city ordinance requires a tree permit. Please complete the City of Summit Tree Removal Permit (PDF), which may be submitted by mail to the Department of Community Services, at 512 Springfield Avenue in Summit, dropped off at the DCS counter on the 2nd floor, or emailed.

This policy also applies to landmark trees (PDF). Please allow up to 10 days for permit applications to be processed.

The City Forester is available by appointment on Thursdays for consultation on city tree-related matters.

City Forester Contact Information:

John Linson - Forestry Consultant

(908) 273-6404

Email the City Forester.

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