TREES TO BE REMOVED Update
Council Meeting Tonight
Sept 22 at 7:00 p.m.

In August residents of 2nd Ave. and surrounding neighbors expressed their concern over the impending plan to remove most of the street trees on 2nd and 6th Ave. to accommodate the project to repave streets and replace sidewalks.  The primary concerns center on the impact to our environment by removing trees that provide us with shade, hide the hideous electrical wires, and enhance the ambiance of our shade tree town.  The council agreed to have an arborist come to survey the trees to determine if some of the trees could be saved.  We also made a request to have them suggest replacement trees that would provide shade, rather than just an ornamental species that look lovely but provide little shade or coverage of wires.   There were two arborists that came through and a report should be given at tonight’s meeting.  The council also agreed to hold a specific meeting for 2nd and 6th Ave. residents to discuss the details. That meeting has not been scheduled yet so please come to tonight’s council meeting and show your support for maintaining the ambiance and reducing the environmental impact to our community.

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We’re encouraging all town residents to speak out about how they feel regarding this plan.  After all, your street may be next.  We need to let the council know that we are committed toward keeping our Tree City USA status. Rather than just chopping down the trees and the cost associated with that, how about a better pruning program?

 

"Unless someone like you...cares a whole awful lot...nothing is going to get better...It's not."  “The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss

 

Sincerely,

Jacque Dean
Atlantic Highlands, NJ