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Hunterdon County

Shade Tree Commission

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


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

Sugar Maple Tree

Hunterdon County Commissioner Zach Rich with Dan Bush, Director of the Division of Parks & Recreation and members of the County Shade Tree Commission planted a Thornless Honey Locust tree in Deer Path Park.

The Honey Locust is a fast growing and durable tree that thrives in Hunterdon County, and adds a beautiful landscape to our county parks with it's beautiful flowers and bright yellow foliage in the fall.

 

 

 
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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IN THE NEWS  

Return of the Cicadas from motionkicker on Vimeo.

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. READ MORE...

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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. READ MORE...

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MEETINGS OF THE COMMISSION  

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)

2021

  • January 11: AGENDA | MINUTES

  • February 8: PUBLIC NOTICE | AGENDA | MINUTES

  • March 8:  AGENDA | MINUTES

  • April 30 - ARBOR DAY:  AGENDA | MINUTES

  • May 10: AGENDA | MINUTES

  • July 12: AGENDA | MINUTES

  • September 13: AGENDA | MINUTES

  • November 8:  AGENDA | MINUTES

PRIOR SHADE TREE COMMISSION MEETINGS

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

FOR AGENDAS AND MINUTES PRIOR TO 2015, PLEASE CONTACT THE SHADE TREE COMMISSION SECRETARY IN THE COUNTY ENGINEER'S OFFICE AT: 908-788-1227

 

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