On July 1, 2010, the members of the Demarest Shade Tree Commission, along with Demarest Mayor/Bergen County Freeholder Chairman James M. Carroll, Council President William Connelly, and other members of the Demarest Council held a Tree Dedication ceremony at the Gazebo/Duck Pond in Demarest, to honor the memory of Mr. Robert Reitsema, a long time Demarest resident who served for many years on the Demarest Shade Tree Commission. The family of Mr. Reitsema were presented with commendations from the Borough of Demarest and from the Bergen County Freeholders in honor of Mr. Reitsema's many years of service to the Demarest community.