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Fair Haven Shade Tree Commission Addresses Tree Inventory, Buying Program, and Arbor Day Plans

Overview: The Fair Haven Shade Tree Commission recently held a meeting to discuss a range of topics including the tree inventory project proposals, a tree buying program, and upcoming Arbor Day events. The commission is considering proposals from Davy Treekeeper and Arbor Pro for a tree inventory, with Arbor Pro offering to inventory 2,600 trees and provide the first year of software at no cost. The discussion also covered the planning of the tree buying program, a memorial tree program, community outreach for ivy awareness, and the impact of invasive species and deer on tree growth. Additionally, the commission deliberated on the giveaway associated with the tree buying program and debated the logistics of planting memorial trees on public property. Educational initiatives and the coordination of Arbor Day activities were also notable points of discussion.

Overview: The Fair Haven Shade Tree Commission recently held a meeting to deliberate on various issues, with notable topics being the management of the town’s tree inventory and the replacement of the town’s Christmas tree. The commission discussed at length the proposal for a tree inventory grant from vendor Davey, including a demonstration of their TreeKeeper software, and the consideration of a replacement for the town’s Christmas tree due to soil quality concerns. Other discussions encompassed the impact of climate change on tree species, the New Jersey Urban and Community Forest Program requirements, the town’s tree removal permit data, and the declining health of trees due to deer damage.

Overview: The recent Fair Haven Shade Tree Commission meeting was a thorough exploration of numerous issues. The meeting also saw the resignation of long-serving member Bill Brooks, and looked into the future with plans for the 2024 Christmas tree, among other events.

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