The Pennington Shade Tree Committee will host Pennington Borough’s annual Arbor Day celebration with the help of first grade students at Toll Gate Grammar School. The ceremony will take place on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. on Main Street and Welling Avenue. The Shade Tree Committee will be planting a Kwanzan Cherry and the first grade students will read their original haiku poems about trees.
The Borough will issue a proclamation to commemorate Arbor Day in which Mayor Anthony Persichilli urges all citizens “to support efforts to protect our trees and woodlands and to support our urban forestry program.”
Pennington has achieved Tree City designation for the past 28 years. Tree City is a national program of the Arbor Day Foundation that honors communities that maintain a tree board or department, have a community tree ordinance, spend a minimum per capita amount on urban forestry, and celebrate Arbor Day.
The Pennington Shade Tree Committee is a seven-member citizen board that is responsible for maintaining a healthy canopy of shade trees throughout the Borough. Board members include Gabriel Rosko, Kate Fullerton, Richard Sperry, Sean Burns, and Maura Fennessy.