Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood street revitalization project is well on the way. The Village of Ridgewood is replacing trees in the wells along East Ridgewood Avenue to Wilsey Square with new trees chosen to thrive in the Central Business District .
Paramus NJ, Paramus Police, Paramus Fire Truck Company #1, and Paramus EMS personnel & vehicles rushed to aid an individual who got stuck 30 feet high in a large shade tree located in the 200 block of East Midland Avenue, Paramus late Tuesday afternoon, 05/24. Paramus Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg, who was at the scene, said the rescued party was the property’s adult male owner, who was cutting down limbs from the tree when he became stuck. Firefighters from Truck 1 elevated their tower ladder to rescue the man, and then lowered him to his own driveway to be evaluated by EMS personnel. The victim refused ambulance transportation to a local hospital and was instead treated at the scene by EMTs for bruises and subsequently released.
Ridgewood NJ, The adult male driver of a Jeep SUV was taken into custody, handcuffed, and transported to Ridgewood Police headquarters following a single vehicle crash (into a tree) at the intersection of Godwin Avenue and South Monroe Street, Ridgewood, late night on Thursday, 10/06. A small, crash related engine compartment fire in the Jeep was extinguished by Ridgewood FD members. Ridgewood EMS responded to evaluate the driver; he refused medical aid. The crashed Jeep was removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck.
Photo credit: Boyd A. Loving Tractor trailer tangles with rotted tree in Ridgewood
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Ridgewood NJ, A rotted tree fell on a tractor trailer in front of 594 Spring Avenue, Ridgewood early Thursday afternoon resulting in the loss of cable television service to the home’s occupants, and the closure Spring Avenue between Kenilworth Road and South Pleasant Avenue for approximately 2 hours while crews worked to free the truck and remove debris. The truck driver was uninjured when the tree fell. The large truck wound up on the ordinarily quiet residential street due to a posted detour on nearby East Ridgewood Avenue because of an on-going PSE&G pole replacement project. Village of Ridgewood Shade Tree Department personnel used a bucket truck and chain saws to facilitate removal of the tree’s branches and trunk. The truck was able to drive away on its own power after the tree was removed. Damage to the vehicle appeared to be centered on the tractor’s wind deflector. It is believed that the tree was hit by the truck’s trailer, causing it to fall.
Photo credit: Boyd A. Loving
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