Saturday, April 27, 2013
Students celebrate Arbor Day in River Edge--a Tree City USA.
The River Edge Elementary schools celebrated Arbor Day Friday with outdoor celebrations at the Cherry Hill School and the Roosevelt School. The Arbor Day Committee, comprised of the River Edge Shade Tree Commission and the Women's Club River Edge, helped to create annual event. River Edge has been awarded Tree City USA status for 14yrs. by the National Arbor Day Association. (pictures of Cherry Hill School, Roosevelt School, Principal Vouvalides with Women's Club member Barbara Christiansen)
A short list of old-growth trees on the NJ Department of Environmental Protection's 'Champion Trees' Register.
- GOING GREEN
Saturday, April 27
Believe it or not, North Jersey is dotted with centuries-old trees as high as 10-story buildings. As communities across the state celebrate Arbor Day Friday, above are some old-growth trees that made the state's 'Champion Trees' Register. On the catalogue is a 309-year-old red oak in Wyckoff — the largest of its kind in the state — and a 388-year-old tree in Madison that is likely the biggest white ash in the United States, Evan Dilluvio, a forester with the state Forest Service's Community Forestry Program told the Star-Ledger. The register, maintained by the division of Parks and Forestry, is updated through 2011. One tree that hasn't yet made the list is a nearly 600-year-old white oak in the cemetery of the Presbyterian Church of …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Youngsters planted cherry trees at each school
For the 2012 Arbor Day celebrations in River Edge, students at Roosevelt and Cherry Hill schools planted a cherry tree at each elementary school. The celebrations also included reading speeches, songs and poems about trees. Members of the River Edge Shade Tree Commission, River Edge Women's Club and River Edge Council attended the celebrations. Did you attend the Arbor Day celebration? Make sure to add your own photos to this gallery as well.