Chatham Shade Tree Commission Extends Arbor Day Celebration to May 1

The 175-year-old Scarlet Oak tree at Lum Field next to the Chatham Train Station has been surrounded by a 5-foot wrought-iron fence. Credits: TAP Chatham
Kristy Chmura will perform at Cafe Beethoven on May 1 from 3-5 p.m. in honor of Arbor Day Credits: TAP Chatham

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham will celebrate National Arbor Day on April 29 with the rest of the nation, but the Chatham Borough Shade Tree Commission, will extend its own celebration to May 1.

"In honor of Arbor Day on May 1st, over at Cafe Beethoven, our lovely and talented Shade Tree member, Kristy Chmura, will be having a small concert between 3 and 5 p.m.," Patrick Carroll, chairman of the Chatham Shade Tree Commission, said.

Patrick Carroll talks about the Chatham Shade Tree Commission's plans for Arbor Day

in other news, the Chatham Shade Tree Commission has applied for a DEP grant to help offset the costs of preventive treatment of Chatham Borough trees in anticipation of the Emerald Ash Borer's arrival. The Emerald Ash Borer will kill Ash trees in town left untreated.

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