Gloucester City Shade Tree Committee

The Gloucester City Shade Tree Committee meets every 4th Thursday each month at City Hall, 313 Monmouth Street at 6 pm.


The Gloucester City Shade Tree Committee was formed in July 2010 from the Gloucester City Tree & Beautification Committee.  The name change occurred to be more in line with the 1996 New Jersey Shade Tree and Community Forestry Assistance Act.  The Gloucester City Shade Tree Committee is an advisory committee to the Mayor and Council on all public trees and trees which pose a hazard to public safety. The Committee runs a tree planting event in the spring and/or fall of each year. In addition to providing educational events for citizens about trees and the City’s Urban Landscape the Committee also runs educational projects with both Cold Springs School and St. Mary’s School.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Gloucester City Shade Tree Committee is to: Nurture and safeguard the population off all street, park and municipally owned trees. Preserve the tree canopy within the City in a manner that is consistent with public safety. Implement proactive plans for tree and site assessment, tree planting and young tree care. Advise and assist in the implementation of tree maintenance and removal. Develop programs for community awareness and education. The motto of the Gloucester City Shade Tree Committee is: “Planting Roots in Gloucester City.” 

Board of Health Advisory Board

The Gloucester City Board of Health runs a rabies clinic, blood drive and other health related programs though out the City.

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A free rabies clinic will be held on September 28, 2019, from 9 am to 11 am at the Public Works garage – photo id is required.  This is open to all residents.  

Feral Feline Committee

The Gloucester City Feral Feline Committee  holds scheduled monthly meetings throughout the year.  Please contact the Mayor’s Aide Ashley Hagan, at for more information on the Feral Feline Committee.  Our first “50-Ferals” mass trapping program will be conducted the week of September 21.  During this event, 50 Feral cats will be trapped and spayed/neutered and returned to the community.  This is a major effort toward the goal of regulating the number of feral cats in our City.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Gloucester City Feral Feline Committee is to help reduce the number of Feral Cats that run wild in the City and pose a health nuisance to the residents of Gloucester City. In order to reduce the number of Feral Cats in Gloucester City and carry out the mission of the committee; the committee will meet and designate dates to trap cats to be neutered and returned to the city. This will lower the number of feral cat births, and over a 5-7 year period decrease the number of cats causing a health nuisance. The committee will be made up of volunteer residents of the city will carry out the mission of the committee.

Committees Functions

The Committee was formed in 2008, from a recommendation of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Feral Cats in 2007. The goal of the committee is to operate a TNR program in Gloucester City, which will decrease the feral cat population in Gloucester City. The committee was formed to address residents concerns about the number of feral cats in Gloucester City and it is our goal to reduce the numbers of cats in Gloucester City making Gloucester City a healthier and better place to live.


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