Currently:
March 31, 2020
3:39 PM

Shade Tree Commission  
Print this page Print this page Email this page Email this page

Page Navigation

Mendham Trees

 
You notice the Tree City USA signs DPW placed on both ends of town?  Have you seen the new street trees popping up all over town?  They’re beautiful aren’t they?  Yes, and there are more to come! 
 
Mendham is on a tree planting tear and we want to get everyone involved.  Every Spring and Fall we plant about 15, 2.5” caliper shade trees.  All are choice specimens perfectly placed.  We pick locations that either held a tree in the past or sorely need one now.  Here’s where we need your help. If a tree is placed in front of your house please look out for it; give it water during dry spells and even some mulch (free for the asking from our Award Winning DPW).  Don’t weed wack the trunk and keep the dogs and trash cans away. 

 

If you have a suggestion for where a tree should be planted please let Carolynn Budd at the DPW know and she will get right on it.  


Now the interesting part; over 5,000 saplings were handed out and planted during the last 7 years.  Beautiful native forest trees – nursery grown in NJ have been handed out during the Arbor Day Celebration.  It’s a State Forestry effort to repopulate the forests after Sandy and other storms that devastated native tree populations.  We would like to follow some of these trees as they grow.  Let us know how they are doing.  Please take a photo and send it in to Carolynn Budd at dpw@mendhamnj.org. 

The Shade Tree Commission help a Fall Foliage Photo Contest (2019) that was a great success.  Because of the success Shade Tree will be having a Spring Bloom Photo Contest this Spring.  More details to follow.

Stay in touch, your comments and suggestions are appreciated.
 
Shade Tree Commission
February 2020
dpw@mendhamnj.org

Some examples of the seedlings given away over the last 7 years.

 

Tree Pruning

The objective of pruning is to produce strong, healthy, attractive plants. By understanding how, when and why to prune, and by following a few simple principles, this objective can be achieved.

Click Here for How to Prune Trees
Click Here for ISA Benefits of Trees Brochure
Click Here for ISA New Tree Planting Brochure
Click Here for ISA Proper Mulching Techniques Brochure

 

 




Copyright © 2009 Borough of Mendham, NJ. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by Cit-e-Net

1256012560125601256012560 visitors since June 10, 2010