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Hunterdon County

Shade Tree Commission

CONTACT US VIA:
engineering@co.hunterdon.nj.us
908-788-1227


2020 COMMISSION MEMBERSHIP

Hans Hanbicki, Chairman
William Wild, Vice-Chairman
Tom Mathews, Secretary
Robert Becker, Member
Neil Hendrickson, Member
Dan Bush, Alternate #1
Vacant, Alternate #2

IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE:

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the recommendation of the CDC Arbor Day Celebraitrons by the Hunterdon County Shad Tree Commission has been Cancelled.

Questions should be directed to: engineering@co.hunterdon.nj.us

 

Sugar Maple Tree

A Red Maple Tree was planted on the grounds of the Heron Glen Golf Course in front of the new Club House on
ARBOR DAY - APRIL 26, 2019

IN THE NEWS  

The emerald ash borer (EAB) was discovered near Detroit in 2002, probably on solid wood packing material.   It is spreading to everywhere that ash trees grow, including New Jersey.   Every ash tree that is not treated will be killed by this pest.  Many already have been. 

The most obvious symptoms of the presence of EAB in an ash tree is what is often called “bark blonding”, the removal of strips of bark by woodpeckers attempting to feed on the EAB larvae in the tree.   By the time this symptom is visible, it is usually too late to treat.  Infested trees are often killed within a year or two after infestation.

The EAB also leave “D-shaped” exit holes as the adults emerge in the spring.  These are often hard to see, and often look like holes left by other, less harmful, insects.

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The newest concern in our area is the Spotted lanternfly, an invasive insect native to southeast Asia that was first detected in Berks county, PA in 2014, but now is spreading quickly.  Although the name suggests it is a fly, it is really a planthopper.  The adult lanternfly can hop a long way, especially when jumping from high in a tree.  But the primary way it moves long distances is by effectively “hitchhiking” in every part of its life cycle, from eggs to adults, attaching itself to vehicles, trains and other forms of transport.  Egg masses are putty-colored and hard to detect, and can be found on almost any flat surface.  Consequently, the lanternfly has been carried many miles beyond the quarantine zones in PA, DE, MD and NJ, and has the potential to turn up in almost every state in the country.

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ABOUT THE SHADE TREE COMMISSION  

 

The Hunterdon County Shade Tree Commission is a 5-member commission appointed by the Board of Chosen Freeholders to serve 5-year terms. The Commission meets on the 2nd Monday in the months of January, March, May, July, September and November at 7 am in the Planning Board Conference Room at the Route 12 County Complex located in Flemington, NJ.

The Commission works with the Hunterdon County Department of Public Works to help maintain and enhance the trees within County road rights-of way as well as provides advice to the Division of Parks and Recreation on trees within parklands. The Commission in conjunction with the County also hosts an the County's Annual Arbor Day Event. Every year a tree is planted in one of the many county owned facilities or park locations.

The Commission also provides advice and expertise on landscaping on County building projects. For further information about the Hunterdon County Shade Tree Commission, please call 908-788-1227 or email: engineering@co.hunterdon.nj.us

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2020 MEETINGS OF THE COMMISSION  

2020 Meeting Schedule

The Hunterdon County Shade Tree Commission Meetings are held on Mondays 7:00 pm (unless otherwise noted) in the Hunterdon County Engineering Conference Room, Route 12 County Complex, Building #1, 1st Floor, Flemington, NJ 08822. (directions)

2020 PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

  • February 3rd: Reorganization Meeting AGENDA | MINUTES
  • April 6: AGENDA | MINUTES - CANCELLED
  • April 24: Arbor Day AGENDA | MINUTES
  • June: 1 AGENDA | MINUTES
  • Augus:t 3 AGENDA | MINUTES
  • October: 5 AGENDA | MINUTES
  • December: 7 AGENDA | MINUTES

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FOR AGENDAS AND MINUTES PRIOR TO 2010, PLEASE CONTACT THE SHADE TREE COMMISSION SECRETARY IN THE COUNTY ENGINEER'S OFFICE AT: 908-788-1227

 

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