At this time of year, when you hear “tree trimming” you might think about trimming a Christmas tree, but the Tree Preservation and Planting Committee is concerned with the town’s street trees. This summer, several members of the committee volunteered to water the hanging flower baskets on Main Street. While doing their weekly watering, they noticed several trees needed some pruning. As a test of a future tree trimming project, they took along some lopers and trimmed many branches of trees which hung lower than 7 feet from the sidewalk. This simple, but effective, effort made Main Street more presentable and safer for pedestrians. In the fall, the group did similar tree trimming in the Windemere area.
With our Tree Inventory project now complete, the committee plans to do tree pruning next spring and summer and will welcome volunteers. Until then, the committee would like to encourage residents to safely trim tree limbs which block sidewalks and driveways. Proper pruning makes a safer environment for pedestrians and promotes the health and lifespan of trees, providing a healthier environment for all of us. If you have any questions about proper pruning, please contact the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year, while making plans to trim your Christmas tree, don’t forget the trees outside your home or business. Your neighbors will thank you!
Happy Holidays from the Moorestown Tree Preservation and Planting Committee!