FREE Right Tree – Right Place Seminar

The Right Tree, Planted in the Right Place, the Right Way – Living With Trees Post-Superstorm Sandy

The New Jersey Tree Foundation and Public Service Electric & Gas are offering FREE seminars on Planting the Right Tree in the Right Place in a post-Superstorm Sandy world. Topics include:

  • Planting the right tree, in the right place, the right way
  • The importance of mark-outs prior to planting
  • Tree pests, Community Forestry Management Plans
  • Vegetation management policies to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of electric service
  • The importance of species diversity& proper maintenance
  • Funding & programs
Who should attend? Mayors, DPW Supervisors, Environmental & Shade Tree Commissioners, County Officials and any other interested parties. Space is limited. First come first served.
 
Seminar information
Date:  Friday, November 7th
Time: Registration begins at 9:00am. Program starts promptly at 9:30  am and runs until 11:45 am
Place: Secaucus Public Library, 379 Paterson Plank Road, Secaucus, NJ.
Light refreshments will be served.
This seminar is worth 2 Continuing Education Units for towns with a 5-year Community Forestry Management Plan.
Please RSVP by Friday, October 24th by emailing Lisa Simms at njtf1@juno.com
If you would like send a representative(s), please include their names and contact information (email address). 
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Free Seminars for County & Local Officials

The Right Tree, Planted in the Right Place, the Right Way – Living With Trees Post-Superstorm Sandy

The New Jersey Tree Foundation and Public Service Electric & Gas are offering FREE seminars on Planting the Right Tree in the Right Place in a post-Superstorm Sandy world. Topics include:

  • Planting the right tree, in the right place, the right way
  • The importance of mark-outs prior to planting
  • Tree pests, Community Forestry Management Plans
  • Vegetation management policies to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of electric service
  • The importance of species diversity& proper maintenance
  • Funding & programs
Who should attend? Mayors, DPW Supervisors, Environmental & Shade Tree Commissioners, County Officials and any other interested parties. Space is limited. First come first served.
 
Seminar #1 information:
Date:  Friday, September 26th
Time: Registration begins at 8:30 am. Program starts promptly at 9AM am and runs until 11:00am
Place: Passaic County Public Safety Academy, 300 Oldham Road, Wayne, NJ.
Light refreshments will be served.
This seminar is worth 2 Continuing Education Units for towns with a 5-year Community Forestry Management Plan.
Please RSVP by Friday, September 19th by emailing Lisa Simms at njtf1@juno.com
If you would like send a representative(s), please include their names and contact information (email address). 
 
Seminar#2 information
Date:  Friday, November 7th
Time: Registration begins at 9:00am. Program starts promptly at 9:30 AM am and runs until 11:30am
Place: Secaucus Public Library, 379 Paterson Plank Road, Secaucus, NJ.
Light refreshments will be served.
This seminar is worth 2 Continuing Education Units for towns with a 5-year Community Forestry Management Plan.
Please RSVP by Friday, October 24th by emailing Lisa Simms at njtf1@juno.com
If you would like send a representative(s), please include their names and contact information (email address). 
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August Is Forest Pest Awareness Month in NJ

In New Jersey, August has been proclaimed Forest Pest Awareness Month by the NJ Dept. of Agriculture. Good thing, too. Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is encroaching on our Garden State. It has been found in 14 states – Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

NJ already has battled Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB). First found in Jersey City, the beetle then moved on to infect trees in other cities and towns. At that time the state had funding from the Feds to monitor, target, remove and re-plant trees in infested areas.

So what does Forest Pest Awareness Month mean? It means the NJ Dept. of Ag has issued a press release talking about bad insects and warning campers to not move firewood (Press release). That’s a start. And educating the public is a good thing…it WAS a Jersey City resident that discovered Asian Longhorned Beetle…But, I’m thinking that since NJ is practically surrounded by states with EAB, shouldn’t we be doing more? I’d love to here your thoughts.