Fanwood Arbor Day 2013

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FANWOOD, NJ – The Fanwood Shade Tree Commission sponsored an Arbor Day event at Carriage House Park on Friday, April 26th. The event featured the Boy Scout McGinn Pack 277 Wolf Den 6, who unfurled the flag and led the Pledge of Allegiance. The Park Middle School Environmental Club created a brochure and conducted a demonstration illustrating the correct way to mulch a tree. Kenny Blom of the Department of Public Works showed those in attendance how to prune the top of a tree, using the DPW bucket truck.

Mayor Colleen Mahr presented a proclamation to The Park Middle School Environmental Club: “Trees play a very important part in our ecosystem here in Fanwood and trees reduce the erosion of our topsoil, clean the air that we breath, and the water that we drink…”

Steven Falco, Chairman of The Shade Tree Commission, presented Mayor Mahr with an award for Fanwood: for 20 years Fanwood has earned the Tree City USA designation. Mayor Mahr said “What you do here today does make a difference”.

Thomas Plante, another member of the Shade Tree Commission, recognized the efforts of ELA Park, students from Park Middle School who, on behalf of Fanwood, helped by going to certain homes in town who needed shade trees. “The students acted as ambassadors, canvassing the neighborhood for the Shade Tree Commission.” Each year, twice a year, the Commission decides what trees to plant, where and which varieties. This spring they will be planting 20 trees.

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