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The Shade Tree Newsletter
Volume 91, Issues 7 & 8
July-August 2018

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 well underway to deliver a conference presented by renowned speakers who are extremely knowledgeable about the industry, experienced with speaking engagements and able to engage their audiences. Additionally, we have interested exhibitors old and new who are eager to talk with you and the Crowne Plaza staff are excited to welcome us back to their venue! Don't forget the giveaways, contests and chances to win prizes! This year make sure you drop by and see EVERY exhibitor who has joined us. Participating exhibitors will individually offer a raffle each day of the conference. Stop by and see them, enter your name for their raffle prize and perhaps you will be a lucky winner. There will be many opportunities to win. You must be in it to win it.

Join us this year at The Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill, New Jersey on THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, October 18-19, 2018 as we present our 93rd Annual Conference. … read more

LTE PAGE:  LOOK UP BEFORE THE STORM

Hurricanes and Violent Storms

When government expectations are for an active season, "It is important that people who live in the East and Gulf coastal areas be prepared," says Tchukki Andersen, staff arborist with the Tree Care Industry Association. "Right now, get your trees as ready as they can be to survive a major storm. Don't wait until the storm is headed your way."

One of the greatest dangers to life and property during hurricanes is posed by falling trees and limbs.… read more


2018 GREEN COMMUNITIES ACHIEVEMENT AWARD REQUEST FOR NOMINATIONS

The New Jersey Green Communities Achievement Award recognizes those nominees whose outstanding efforts have greatly contributed to the field of urban and community forestry in New Jersey. Exemplary work, whether public or private is eligible for the award program.

The Green Communities Awards recognize up to four (4) recipients per year in the following categories:

  • Individual
  • Municipality
  • Business/Tree Care Industry
  • Non-Profit/Non-Governmental Organization

The criteria for nomination are:… read more

PRUNING DECIDUOUS TREES

By Laura Jull, UW-Madison Horticulture

Why prune trees? Pruning is important for a variety of reasons. Pruning can help control the size of a tree, direct growth, influence flowering or fruiting, or maintain plant health and appearance. Pruning can also increase the safety of a tree by removing broken, diseased, dead, or dying branches. In addition to pruning, selecting plants that are suited to your environment and location are very important. The ultimate height and spread, in addition to location of overhead powerlines, should be taken into account when selecting trees for landscaping.

What should be pruned? Newly planted trees: Newly planted trees should not be pruned unless a branch is broken, diseased or dead. These trees need foliage to produce carbohydrates (sugars) that are then transported to the root system for initiation of new roots. … read more

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