file photo by Boyd Loving

August 13,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, according to The Ridgewood Shade Tree Division , they are responsible for the maintenance and care of approximately 15, 000 Village owned street trees on 100 miles of public ways, as well as additional trees and shrubs in parks and on other public grounds. This includes all aspects, such as removal, planting, and pruning. The Shade Tree Division does a tree planting for Arbor Day, which is usually the last Friday in April. The division currently offers a memorial tree/bench program to honor the memory of a friend or family member.

The great debate in the Village is how to protect and nourish Village shade trees . While many residents are opposed to clear cutting and very concerned about all the new construction in town that seems to always involve cutting down large trees , most residents also seem opposed to more village regulation as to what you can or can not do on your own property with your own trees  .