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The Shade Tree Newsletter
Volume 90, Issues 5 & 6
May-June 2017

BULLETIN OF THE NEW JERSEY SHADE TREE FEDERATION
Editor: Richard S. Wolowicz
Executive Director: Donna Massa
ISSN # 0037-3133

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DIRECTOR'S DISCOURSE

By Donna Massa

Plans are currently underway to bring to you the NJ Shade Tree Federation's 92nd Annual Conference. There are changes on the horizon!! We are returning to The Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill this year. The Conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill on Thursday and Friday, October 19th - October 20th. Yes…. the conference will be held on a Thursday and Friday.…read more

SUBSCRIBE FOR THE ELECTRONIC VERSION OF THE SHADE TREE

Are you tired of waiting by your mailbox – anxiously awaiting the postal service to deliver your copy of The Shade Tree? The NJ Shade Tree Federation's bi-monthly publication is dedicated to elaborate on education and new advances in the tree industry. Avoid the wait. You can sign up for electronic delivery of The Shade Tree. Contact Donna Massa at the Federation's office by email: ΝЈshadetreefederation@att.net. Electronic delivery can save you up to two weeks of waiting over hard copies being process through the US Postal Service.

WORKING WITH LOCAL GOVERNMENT FOR SUCCESSFUL URBAN FORESTS

By William Elmendorf, Ph.D.
Penn State Extension Fact Sheet 3

This article explains how citizen advocacy groups can work with community officials and develop working relationships with local leaders to put "green issues" on the agendas of local governments.

Developing good relationships with community officials is essential in putting "green issues" on the agendas of local governments. Citizen advocacy groups, including those concerned with trees and other environmental issues, often react quickly in response to a crisis, and sometimes they disband after the immediate problem is resolved. It is best to develop working relationships with community leaders before a crisis occurs.…read more


CRITICAL ENVIRONMENTAL COLLAPSE: HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF TREES ARE DYING IN NORTH AMERICA

By J. D. Heyes
Natural News
November 29, 2016

In addition to the mass death of bees throughout the United States, there is another potentially life-ending death epidemic occurring as well: the death of millions of oxygen-producing trees.

As noted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service officials have documented and identified an additional 36 million dead trees across the state of California since their last aerial survey taken in May. The additional trees bring the total number of dead trees since 2010 to more than 102 million, on 7.7 million acres of the state's drought-stricken forest land.…read more

LTE PAGE:  ATTENTION — CERTIFIED TREE EXPERTS AND TREE CARE OPERATORS

On April 17, 2017, New Jersey Board of Tree Experts' rules were adopted and approved on the New Jersey Register. The Board of Tree Experts can now fully implement the Tree Expert and Tree Care Operator Licensing Act of 2010. This full implementation of the Law and the Rules will directly affect all tree care companies doing business in New Jersey and will affect you as the law permits the transfer of a Certified Tree Expert to a Licensed Tree Expert.

Tree care companies have 60 days from the ruling or until June 16, 2017 to register their business and then have 360 days (until April 12, 2018) or four exam periods, whichever is later, to have at least one licensed individual working full time in the company. Companies must also provide the Board of Tree Experts with documented proof that they have administered proper safety training to their crews, and maintain a minimum amount of insurance and workers' compensation.… read more

DANGERS OF ROOT DISTURBANCE

Arborilogical Services

All trees are sensitive to root disturbance. Examples include construction, landscaping, sprinkler installation, and grade changes. The effects of these changes on existing trees can be quite devastating and can take five to ten years to become fully visible.…read more

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