This year, the Environmental and Shade Tree Commission gave away free seedlings to residents of Neptune.
Click on the photo below for photos from the day!
Emerald Ash Borer
The emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) is a destructive wood-boring pest of ash trees (Fraxinus spp.). Native to China, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the Russian Far East, the emerald ash borer beetle (EAB) was unknown in North America until its discovery in southeast Michigan in 2002. Today, EAB infestations have been detected in 25 states; Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, NewJersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
APHIS works with State cooperators to detect, control and prevent the human-assisted spread of the pest in order to safeguard America’s ash trees. Strategies to manage the pest focus on biological control, survey, regulatory activities, combined with public outreach and education initiatives to promote program support and compliance. APHIS continues work to identify effective tools to manage and control EAB populations.
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The Neptune Environmental/ Shade Tree Commission would like to thank all the volunteers who came out to support our Arbor Day Planting at Gables Park on Route 33, we could not have made this happen without you!
We also want to thank the Committee, Township employees and Public Works and for their continued support in our planting projects throughout the Township.
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If you are planting near power lines, be mindful of tree and shrub growth potentials.
Please use the link below as a guideline.
Native plants have evolved over thousands of years to adapt to conditions in a particular region. Natives thrive in our local climate and soil and have natural defenses to plant diseases, harmful insects, and other pests. Well-adapted to local conditions, natives require less water and fertilizer than non-natives. They bring in birds and butterflies. Natives provide essential food, shelter, and nesting sites for native wildlife. Native plant roots hold soil in place, increase infiltration of rainwater into the ground, and filter pollutants from our water. Use the links above and below to find out more information on adding them to your yard too.
Thank you to those who volunteered to work on the Jumping Brook Rain Gardens on Saturday, November 7th.
|Volunteers help clean and restore the rain gardens|
|Rain Garden Before||Rain Garden After|
BE A GOOD NEiGHBOR: Don’t plant evasive tree species
CLICK HERE for link to National Invasive Species Information Center