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September 17, 2019

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What Others Are Saying About

Arterial

“Arterial provided “high-design” services on a budget we could afford - and did so in a manner that aligned perfectly with the ... objectives of our Greater Spruce Street Neighborhood Plan.”

Michael L. Powell

Vice President, NJ Community Development Corp. Paterson, NJ

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Client

Borough of Glen Ridge

 

Key Staff

David Lustberg, Principal in Charge

James Ribaudo, Project Manager

 

Construction Cost

N/A

 

Project Status

Master Plan Completed: Fall 2015

 

Total Project Size

Townwide

 

Services

1. Inventory & Analysis

2. Concept Design

3. Master Plan Report

 

Glen Ridge, New Jersey

Glen Ridge Shade Tree Master Plan

The nearly 3,700 public shade trees that line the streets of the Borough of Glen Ridge are one of the community’s greatest assets and contributors of clean air, shaded streets, high property values and the slowing of stormwater run-off.  Yet, this valuable asset is in decline with nearly 60 trees dying and being removed each year. Faced with an aging tree population, a Maple-dominant monoculture subject to pests and disease-related problems, and severely constrained planting strips between the road and sidewalks, the community has recognized that they face a sizable challenge to ensure that the beauty of Glen Ridge is maintained for future generations.

 

As a result, the Shade Tree Commission was established to develop a strategy for preserving and expanding street trees in Glen Ridge. Arterial was selected to create a Community Forest Master Plan that would analyze the current conditions of trees and outline key recommendations. In particular, this document addresses the following goals for the management of public shade trees in Glen Ridge:

 

  • Preserve the Borough’s historic character by planting and caring for its public shade trees.

  • Identify, celebrate and preserve unique street trees and stands of historic trees as “Heritage Trees”.

  • Define gateway streets and intersections through the use of specialized and well-maintained ornamental planting designs 

  • Develop rules, standards and strategies for shade tree plantings and maintenance in order to expand the tree canopy throughout the Borough

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