Arbor Day Foundation Recognizes Township for 10th Time
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–The Arbor Day Foundation once again recognized Robbinsville Township as a “Tree City USA” Community for the 10th time in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.
The Township will commemorate the honor with the planting of three more trees on Friday, April 30, 2021 outside the Miry Run Recreation Building, located at 66 Sharon Road. The event is open to the public with social distancing rules in effect.
The Tree City USA program is sponsored in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service. More than 3,400 cities and towns have been recognized as a Tree City USA community. Robbinsville, which has planted nearly 13,000 trees over the past eight years, again met the program’s four requirements:
* Tree board or department
* Tree care ordinance
* Annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per-capita
* Arbor Day observance and Proclamation
Robbinsville initially gained 5,771 new trees from the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection in the spring of 2015 to make up for the nearly 115 acres of forested land the Township ceded for the turnpike expansion. The installment is the remaining 7,000 trees were spaced out over the subsequent three years and were worth $3.4 million.
The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit conservation and education organization of one million members, with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. More information on the Foundation and its programs can be found at www.arborday.org/TreeCityUSA