Tree Preservation Commission

Person Holding a Small Tree

Mission Statement

To promote the general welfare of the people of the town by protecting, regulating, planting, and cutting trees in such a way as to preserve the environment in the town and to improve and coordinate the plans for the protection, regulation, and planting of trees with the overall environmental plans of the town in cooperation with the federal and state governments.


  • 7:00 pm
  • Last Thursday of every month
  • Mayor’s Conference Room at Town Hall, or remotely via Zoom


  • Mark Parmelee, Council Liaison
    Term Expires: December 31, 2023
  • Holly Kempner
    Term Expires: December 31, 2023
  • Jennifer Hunt
    Term Expires: December 31, 2025
  • Marilyn Holda-Fleck 
    Term Expires: December 31, 2023 (Unexpired term)
  • Manette Scheininger
    Term Expires: December 31, 2023 (Unexpired term)
  • Michael Ash, Planning Board Member 
    Term Expires: December 31, 2023

Additional Member Information

  • 3-year term
  • 5 members
  • Mayor Appointment/Council Consent

The Tree Preservation Commission Presents: The Trees of Westfield NJ Awareness Campaign

We want to see your favorite tree! Share it with us by posting it on Instagram and use #TreesofWestfieldNJ

Your chosen tree can be beautiful, tall, wide, tiny, or even ugly.

Trees are the biggest plants on the planet and deliver some of the biggest benefits. They make people happier and the earth healthier.

Whether planted by design or naturally, trees are beautiful. They can be majestic. They can give us spectacular spring flowers and vivid fall color.  Their beauty improves our general well-being.

So take a minute, look up, and post!

Trees of Westfield, NJ

Westfield Named as a 2021 Tree City USA Community

We are honored to be selected once again as a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation. This program celebrates the importance of a sustained tree canopy and the improved care of vital trees in a community. 

Tree City USA 2021