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Belmar Shade Tree Commission Announces Spring Tree Program

On April 29, 2022, the National Arbor Day Foundation will mark its 150th anniversary of the special day dedicated to the planting of trees to benefit the environment and beautify the community. In advance of this annual celebration, the Belmar Shade Tree Commission is offering Belmar residents the opportunity to purchase select species of trees at a special price of $325.00 for deciduous trees and $225.00 for evergreens.

Belmar Shade Tree Commission "Beautiful Belmar"
Leyland Cypress (bottom) is one of the trees available for purchase through the "Beautiful Belmar" program.

This limited-time “Beautiful Belmar” offer includes the tree, as well as delivery and planting by Fernbrook Farms Nursery of Bordentown, New Jersey. Trees will be approximately eight to 12 feet tall and guaranteed for one year by the nursery.

The tree options for Belmar homeowners include:

  • Smaller flowering trees ($325.00 each): Eastern Redbud, Trinity Pear, and Okame Cherry, recommended for planting in smaller yards and under utility wires.

  • Evergreen trees ($225.00 each): American Holly, Leland Cypress, Bosnian Pine, and Sweetbay Magnolia

  • Larger trees ($325.00 each): Red Sunset Maple, Ivory Silk Lilac, Golden Rain Tree, Green Vase Selkova, Skyline Honeylocust, and White Oak, suitable for larger yards and areas free of overhead utility wires.

Trees planted between sidewalks and curbs, which is considered public property, require a permit from the town. The permit costs $10.00. Permits are not required to plant trees on your private property.

Belmar is one of more than 3,600 towns nationwide to be recognized as a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation. Learn more about Belmar tree regulations.

The payment deadline for all tree orders is April 10, 2022. Make your checks payable to Fernbrook Nursery and mail or drop checks off at Belmar Borough Hall, Attn: Beautiful Belmar, 601 Main Street, Belmar, New Jersey 07719. Trees will be delivered and planted in June. Homeowners are responsible for the watering and mulching of the trees, including those planted between the curb and sidewalk. Contact the Belmar Shade Tree Commission at with any questions. RELATED: Tree Of Heaven - A Devil In Disguise RELATED: Best Spots To Watch The Sunset In Belmar


Belmar Arbor Day Celebration

April 29, 2022 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Fourth-graders from Belmar Elementary School and St. Rose Grammar School will team up with the Belmar Shade Tree Commission to plant saplings in at the Belmar Public Library grounds. The saplings will be added near the raised flower beds constructed by Belmar DPW for the town’s 2021 Arbor Day project. Read more about the history of National Arbor Day.


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