You Can Help
The 600 Tree Campaign program allows residents to participate in saving Glen Ridge's urban forest.
With a $250.00 donation to this program, a site-appropriate tree will be planted in a location of your choice, adding to the quality of life in the Borough. Your tax deductible contribution will help to replace the trees removed due to age, hazardous condition or disease.
In addition to providing natural beauty, shade and improved air quality, the new trees will mitigate other elements of the Borough's infrastructure such as asphalt, concrete and overhead utilities. An environment absent of trees would be depressing, unhealthy and uninviting.
Residents can also assist in ensuring the health of the Borough's trees by:
- Watering recently planted trees in your neighborhood twice per week, approximately five gallons of water from June through September.
- Avoiding the use of de-icing compounds and lawn herbicides around the bases of trees.
- Eliminating the use of line-trimmers (weed-whackers) and mowing around the base of the tree in order to prevent damaging the tree bark. Damage can be eliminated by maintaining a 2"-3" thick, four diameter mulch ring around the base of sensitive tree trunks, and will conserve water during periods of drought.
- Utilizing proper mulching techniques around the base of the tree. Avoid the mulch volcano.
- Contacting the Public Works Department if you observe a damaged, diseased or hazardous tree.
- The Borough Arborist, Richard Wolowicz NJ Tree Expert, works on Mondays and can be reached via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 973-748-8400 ext 202