Saturday, April 27, 2013
A short list of old-growth trees on the NJ Department of Environmental Protection's 'Champion Trees' Register.
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Saturday, April 27
Believe it or not, North Jersey is dotted with centuries-old trees as high as 10-story buildings. As communities across the state celebrate Arbor Day Friday, above are some old-growth trees that made the state's 'Champion Trees' Register. On the catalogue is a 309-year-old red oak in Wyckoff — the largest of its kind in the state — and a 388-year-old tree in Madison that is likely the biggest white ash in the United States, Evan Dilluvio, a forester with the state Forest Service's Community Forestry Program told the Star-Ledger. The register, maintained by the division of Parks and Forestry, is updated through 2011. One tree that hasn't yet made the list is a nearly 600-year-old white oak in the cemetery of the Presbyterian Church of …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Montville Township Kiwanis judged the 115 entries submitted by Montville fourth-graders.
Thirteen winning Arbor Day posters created by Montville Township fourth-graders have been selected in this year's poster contest, the Montville Township Environmental Commission has announced. The theme of the 2013 contest was "Plant trees they help keep our water clean!" There were 115 entries submitted and the posters were judged by the Montville Township Kiwanis. The township's 10th Annual Arbor Day and Tree City USA 2013 celebration is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Friday at Hilldale Elementary School. It is open to all township residents. The winning posters: 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Celebration will be held at Hilldale Elementary School.
Twenty trees will be planted along a path to a garden at Hilldale Elementary School in honor the school's retiring principal during Montville Township's annual Arbor Day celebration next week, according to a Montville Township Environmental Commission news release. The township's 10th Annual Arbor Day and Tree City USA 2013 celebration is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 26, at Hilldale Elementary School. The celebration is open to all township residents. The NJ Tree Foundation has donated 175 trees to be planted at all Montville schools and other public areas. Tree saplings will be given to all participants, the news release said. The tree-lined path will be known as "The Marianne Dispenziere Path," in honor Dispenziere, who is …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
April celebrations held at Montville Tonwship Municipal Building.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Montville Township celebrated Arbor Day and Recycle Day within two consecutive days in April at the Montville Township Municipal Building. During the Arbor Day celebration on April 27, children helped plant a tree and attendees were given free saplings. At Recycle Day on April 28, Montville residents were able to bring electronics to be recycled and paper to be shredded.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Free tree saplings to be given to attendees.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Montville Township is proud to announce its ninth annual Arbor Day Celebration and Tree City USA Designation. The theme of the 2012 Arbor Day Poster Contest is: “Save & Plant Trees in Montville! To Save Water Flora and Fauna.” The event will be held on Arbor Day, Friday at 8:30 a.m. at Montville Town Hall, 195 Changebridge Rd. Montville, NJ 07054. This event is open to all Montville Township residents. Free trees saplings will be given to all attendees. Free refreshments and snacks will be provided by the Montville Township Women’s Club. This year Montville Township will be honoring Hugh Merritt. Merritt is a long time resident of Towaco. His volunteering at Pyramid Mountain, Montville, The Great Swamp Outdoor Education, Chatham, The …
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Deb Nielson was recognized for her environmental advocacy and third graders for their Arbor Day artwork.
It was all about trees and the people who love them at the seventh annual Montville Township Arbor Day Event on Friday. Montville Township Committeewoman Deb Nielson was this year’s honoree for her work with the Environmental Commission and for forming the Montville Sustainability Committee. Also honored were three third-grade students whose posters exemplified this year’s theme, “Trees are Beautiful in Montville.” “People look at trees and think they are beautiful," Nielson said. "They look at the aesthetic qualities and that qualitative aspect: fall foliage and spring flowers. But in addition to that, they have quantitative aspects. You can quantify that trees in public areas and on lawns allow homes to sell faster. They also add to the …