SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Over the weekend, Members of the Springfield Department of Public Works (DPW)planted another tree in Veteran's Park to commemorate Arbor Day.

DPW Supervisor Robert Boettcher released a statement on the tree planting, which can read below:

This Arbor Day the Springfield Public Works is planting a Swamp White Oak tree in Veterans Memorial Park.  Although this Arbor Day finds our crew working alone, without members of the Township committee, local schools, and the community at large as in previous years it seems fitting to me that we are planting a native New Jersey tree that can withstand the test of time. Although we are facing difficult times, I feel that planting this tree, on this day, shows the residents of Springfield the Township’s commitment to its residents for brighter days ahead.  The White Oak tree can live over 300 years. I believe the strength and resilience of our community is reflected in this tree.