MILLBURN TOWNSHIP SHADE TREE
Millburn Township as a New Jersey community has a defined important connection to the natural urban forest that identifies this “ideal community” of the past. The residents having been framed by Stewart Hartshorn’s philosophy have significantly supported and genuinely cared for a well managed urban forest. This well managed community forest benefits every person by adding value to property, cleaning the air, controlling storm water and by promoting a social feeling of calmness, comfort and home. It is this social feeling that the individual trees serve. They direct the attitudes to conserve the ever significant urban tree as a functioning and living forest organism. The mission will be to continue with the energetic and proactive direction that has been set in motion by the people of Millburn Township to preserve and conserve the urban forest.
The Millburn Township Shade Tree Advisory Board (STAB) assist and advise the Township Committee, the Superintendent of Public Works and the Township Forester with respect to the planting, care and control of trees and shrubbery in public places owned by the Township. It consists of 5 persons appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Township Committee. The STAB meets quarterly in February, May, September & November.
The Shade Tree Advisory Board members are:
Karen Gaylord, Barbara Kernan Ciavarella, Sari Greenberg (Liaison) Lezette Proud, W. MacDonald Snow, Judy Yarnell and Thomas Doty (Forester).
Millburn Township has been a “Tree City” USA, a program by the National Arbor Day Foundation, for 28 years. A Tree City is one that has a Tree Board, Celebrates Arbor Day Annually, has a tree ordinance, and has a tree management plan supported by $2 per capita per year. The official Arbor Day in New Jersey is the last Friday in April. Millburn Township Shade Tree Department celebrates Arbor Day every year. Don't forget to celebrate trees every day, especially during the month of April.