SUMMIT, NJ - The Friends of the Summit Free Public Library, in conjunction with the City of Summit Shade Tree Advisory Committee, invite the public to a slide show and discussion of the "Landmark Trees of Summit". The free program will begin at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in the Hickok Meeting Room of the Summit Library, and is being held as part of the City's 2014 Arbor Day celebrations.

John Linson, the City Forester for Summit, will be hosting the program. Mr. Linson is a NJ Certified Tree Expert, an International Society of Arboriculture Approved Arborist, and the past president of the New Jersey Shade Tree Federation. Mr. Linson will discuss what constitutes a "landmark" tree, the City's efforts to identify and preserve such specimens, and then will take attendees on a slide show tour of some of the remarkable and historic trees in Summit.

After the program, attendees will have the chance to speak with Mr. Linson and members of the Shade Tree Advisory Committee at a reception hosted at the Library by the Friends of the Summit Free Public Library.

The program is free and open to all, and no reservations are necessary, although seating is limited. For more information please contact the Library at 908-273-0350.

The City of Summit Shade Tree Advisory Committee is appointed by the Common Council, and charged with creating an inventory of the City's significant historic and landmark trees. The Committee also makes recommendations for preservation of those trees, and provides input on the City's Tree Management Program.

The Friends of the Summit Free Public Library is a volunteer organization whose mission is to support and expand the role of the Library in the community; all patrons and supporters of the Library are encouraged to join. Membership information is available on the Library website, or at the Circulation Desk.