For 34 years, Pennington Borough has been recognized as a Tree City by the Arbor Day Foundation. Celebrating Arbor Day with a tree planting and proclamation is one of the four steps needed to receive this recognition.

On April 29, first graders from Toll Gate Grammar School will gather with their teachers and members of Pennington’s Shade Tree Committee to plant a Kwanzan Cherry tree, and to learn about the importance of tree care. The event will take place at 10am, on Main Street and Welling Avenue in front of Toll Gate.

The Borough will also issue a proclamation to commemorate Arbor Day in which Mayor James Davy will encourage everyone to support efforts to protect trees and woodlands, and to support our urban forestry program.The Pennington Shade Tree Committee consists of seven volunteers, along with members of the Public Works department and a council liaison. The trained committee is responsible for maintaining the health and diversity of the borough’s urban forest and street trees. Board members include Suzen Witcher, Gabriel Rosko, Todd McDonald, Kate Fullerton, Michael Rheinhardt, Cécile Vidican, Kate Dunham and Nadine Stern.

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