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☷ Hopewell Township New Jersey - Environmental Commission celebrates Arbor Day with Hopewell Township s Salem Oak seedling
Hopewell Township , state New Jersey ( By Press Release office)
On Saturday , April 30
, in honor of Arbor Day , Mayor Courtney Peters - Manning , Committee Member Uma Purandare , and the members of the Environmental Commission celebrated the planting of Hopewell Township’s Salem Oak seedling in Woolsey Park!
On June 6 , 2019 , the iconic Salem Oak Tree crashed to the ground . It was a state treasure , estimated at 565 years old , and witness to much of New Jersey’s history . Before it fell , it stood 103 feet tall , with a circumference of 22 feet , 4 inches , and a crown that spanned 104 feet . Through a program by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection , Hopewell Township received a Salem Oak seedling along with each of the state’s 565 municipalities . The seedling was accompanied by a certificate authenticating its lineage and will be included in a website showing all the locations of the Salem Oak “babies . ”
Hopewell Township has always prided itself on its rural character and commitment to sustainability and open space . And we love our trees! We are an official Tree City USA , a program of the National Arbor Day Foundation , one of 3 , 400+ communities across the country . Our Salem Oak will be lovingly cared for by the Department of Public Works and the Environmental Commission .
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