DescriptionThis bulletin is published to help municipal and county Shade Tree Commissions and those who wish to maintain vigorous, attractive trees on their properties. Few people realize that any
tree standing beside a sidewalk, or along a roadside, is out of its element (the forest), and that the strains and dangers to which it is subject must be counteracted in every way possible. The advice given refers particularly to New Jersey, but it is applicable to most of the eastern United States.
This guide provides information on:
The value of shade trees: though it is now well established that a shade tree has a value beyond that of its wood, or the cost of planting a new one, and that neither individuals nor public service agencies can injure one without becoming liable for damages, it is advisable always to avoid such troubles.
Street trees and roadside trees: it is needful to distinguish between street trees and roadside trees because only a few deciduous species can be maintained on narrow paved ways, whereas a roadside admits a variety of trees and shrubs that is limited only by soil and climatic conditions. On streets and roads close to the sea the available kinds of trees are few, and extreme care in their selection and nurture is required.
CollectionNew Jersey Environmental Digital Library
Organization NameNew Jersey Environmental Digital Library
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