Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tallying all of Montclair's trees to achieve no net loss or enhancement to pre-storm canopy; Montclair, NJ Tallying all of Montclair's trees:
Crew members from Lewis Contracting cut tree branches that penetrate utility lines on the corner of Bradford and Highland avenues, in Montclair.
Montclair has many trees. The question is, how many? What varieties? And how long will those trees survive?
Municipal Forester Stephen Schuckman is creating the municipality's first-ever tree inventory. He aims to answer these questions.
Schuckman has divided the municipality into 12 sections and he's walking Montclair's streets, marking trees that need be removed and taking note of streets that could use more shade and ornamental trees.
Meanwhile, Montclair High School student John Albanese is interning with Township Councilwoman-At-Large Kathryn Weller-Demming to organize public campaigns that encourage tree planting. Staff Photo by Adam Anik

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