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July 15, 2005
THIS WEEK, Fairmount Park unveiled a fancy Web site (www.fairmountpark.org), long overdue, that will help more people enjoy the parks. Its features include interactive maps of the park system and other goodies that can help people find their nearest park, get help with street tree problems, and better navigate the 9,800 acres of the system. For this project, the Fairmount Park Conservancy, an independent fund-raising arm of the park, got Microsoft, Hewlett Packard and Accenture to contribute resources to building the site.
NEWS
July 9, 2015 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - The Pine Barrens surrounding Stockton University were choked with brush and a mix of trees - from white oaks and red maples to Virginia, pitch, and shortleaf pines. The conditions made for a sickly forest, vulnerable to wildfires and insect infestation, including the destructive southern pine beetle. But last week - following earlier prescribed burns to clear undergrowth - the woods along Vera King Farris Road began feeling more airy. The first of hundreds of trees came down, and sunlight again bathed the ground, making it possible for a healthier forest to take root next to the Atlantic County school.
NEWS
December 11, 1988 | By Marla Weinstein, Special to The Inquirer
Female ginkgo trees are out, so are walnut, crab apple and any tree with thorns. At the same time, pin and red oak, honey locust and sugar maples are welcome in Springfield Township. On Wednesday, the Springfield Township Council will consider a landscaping ordinance. The proposal specifies for developers what trees can and cannot be planted as well as where they can be placed and what type of soil can be used. In a township covering 29.34 square miles, inhabited by approximately 3,000 people, it would seem that there is plenty of empty land for whatever a builder wants to plant.
NEWS
December 8, 1989 | By Jan Hefler, Special to The Inquirer
Councilman Jim Johnson last night told the Riverton Borough Council that the damage from two wind storms in November would cost the borough about $2,000 in cleanup costs. Johnson, who oversees the Shade Tree Commission, said that all borough roads had been cleared of fallen trees, but that stumps were still being removed. A report presented at the work session said 16 borough-owned trees, between 20 and 125 years old, were toppled during the storms. An additional 16 trees were heavily damaged and may have to be removed.
NEWS
November 10, 1988 | By Bill Beerman, Special to The Inquirer
Backers of a plan to carve a ballfield from a stand of trees in Haddon Heights will conduct a tour of the site Saturday morning for residents who have voiced concern about the demise of the trees. The Haddon Heights Youth Association wants to locate a three-quarter-acre ballfield amid 11 acres of trees at the borough recreation complex at Eighth Avenue and High Street. Association vice president Thomas J. Ferrese invited eight concerned residents who attended last night's Borough Council meeting to join him in a tour at 9 a.m. Saturday.
NEWS
October 20, 1997 | For The Inquirer / SCOTT S. HAMRICK
Bensalem High School was the place to strike up the band on Saturday. Eighteen marching bands and guard units competed in the 25th annual "Parade of Colors" at the football stadium.
NEWS
November 13, 1988 | By Jacqueline Soltner, Special to The Inquirer
Frustration was running high at a crowded meeting of the Pennsbury Board of Supervisors last week when the debate centered, once again, on demands that trees be replaced at the Regalwood subdivision. Both residents, township officials and the developer expressed dismay that a solution had not yet been found. Almost out of desperation, it seemed, a compromise was reached. Jack Thomas, the developer, agreed to plant six oak trees. Each would be three inches in diameter. Regalwood is located on 30 acres, just east of Parkersville Road on Pocopson Road.
NEWS
July 7, 1988 | By Dominic Sama, Inquirer Staff Writer
The presence of trees in the path of proposed parking spaces has prompted the Radnor Township Planning Commission to table a request by the Main Line Federal Savings Bank. The commission on Tuesday asked officials of Main Line Federal to return next month with a more detailed plan showing all parking spaces at its administrative offices, 2 Aldwyn Center on Lancaster Avenue. The bank already has received a special exception from the Zoning Hearing Board for 150 parking spaces, some of which intrude on the 60-foot front-yard setback.
NEWS
October 11, 1989 | By Relli Katz, Special to The Inquirer
Gloria Coryell, the owner of Deptford Honda, will face charges in Deptford Township Municipal Court on Nov. 3 of illegally bulldozing 35 trees to make room for expansion on the site of her motorcycle dealership. The charge, originally scheduled for a hearing last Wednesday, was continued by Judge Jeff Sprigman because Coryell's attorney, James Gabel of Pitman, said he needed time to prepare. According to Deptford planner Robert Marmion, Coryell is accused of cutting down 35 trees, most of them from 17 to 30 inches thick and 35 to 50 feet tall.
NEWS
July 31, 1988 | By Joe Fite, Special to The Inquirer
As a sewer line was being put in on Old Bethlehem Pike to service the new Lower Gwynedd Township Building and the proposed Wyndham Woods subdivision, a stack of pipe fell over on a 3-inch-wide tree. According to the township's landscaping ordinance, trees must be protected from harm during construction. Representatives of the Linpro Co., which is overseeing construction of the sewer line, apologized to the township Planning Commission on Thursday night for flattening the tree.
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September 8, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
One person was killed after a pickup truck crashed into a tree in Burlington County early Tuesday. The crash happened just before 4:45 a.m. on Riverton Road near Chatham Court in Cinnaminson, Burlington County dispatchers said. It wasn't known why the truck veered off the road and into the tree. The motorist was pronounced dead at the scene. No other vehicles were involved and no one else was believed to have been in the truck. The crash remains under investigation.  
BUSINESS
August 28, 2016 | By Kevin Brasler, DELAWARE VALLEY CONSUMERS' CHECKBOOK
It's easy to think that trees are among the few great things in life that are free. They increase our property values, provide shade, create autumn scenery, and help create the air we breathe. But sometimes, there may be a price. To keep your trees healthy or to get rid of dying ones, you may want the benefit of professional advice, skill, and labor. To help you find this help, nonprofit consumer group Delaware Valley Consumers' Checkbook magazine and Checkbook.org surveyed members and Consumer Reports subscribers about their experiences with area tree-care services.
NEWS
August 13, 2016 | Staff Report
A tree fell across Lincoln Drive Thursday morning, blocking traffic during the rush hour. No injuries were reported in the incident. It is not yet clear how long it will take for crews to remove the tree. Lincoln Drive heading toward City Avenue. Stay away. Gridlock traffic. Tree down so cars can't get by. pic.twitter.com/2OGQIe9bIk — Cindy Webster (@Cindy610) August 11, 2016
NEWS
August 1, 2016 | By David O'Reilly, Staff Writer
After 30 years of helping to turn Riverton Borough into a wonderland of shade trees, Barry Emens still grows and guards his creation. "This is a white ash in trouble," he said one morning last week, pointing through his windshield as he turned from Second Street onto Linden Avenue. Crickets were chirping in the muggy heat as Emens, chairman of the borough's shade tree board, parked his SUV. He pulled a long pole from the truck and strode toward a scraggly, nearly barren tree on the southeast corner.
NEWS
July 20, 2016 | By Emma Platoff, Staff Writer
With officials in Avalon, N.J., refusing to abort plans to cut down more than 100 Japanese black pine trees in the borough's 40-block dune forest, which they say are infested with a deadly beetle, a resident skeptical that the pines are dying is taking the issue to the federal level. Martha Wright, 60, has submitted three complaints over the last month to the Government Accountability Office alleging that by accepting a federally funded grant of $24,000 from the state to remove the trees, Avalon is committing fraud and mismanaging federal funds.
TRAVEL
June 27, 2016
Answer: Maine. Much of the state is covered in forest, with heavy growth of white pines. The pine is featured on the state seal and flag.  
NEWS
June 27, 2016
Barkskins By Annie Proulx Scribner. 736 pp. $32.00 Reviewed by Kevin Grauke Annie Proulx cares deeply about place. From the cold, wet Newfoundland coast of her Pulitzer-Prize-winning The Shipping News (1993) to the Wyoming emptiness of her story-collection trilogy of Close Range (1999), Bad Dirt (2004), and Fine Just the Way It Is (2008), Proulx's greatest strength as a writer has always been her ability to bring unforgiving landscapes - and the sorts of people who live on these landscapes - to vivid life.
NEWS
June 24, 2016 | By Emma Platoff, Staff Writer
In the densely forested sand dunes that run along 40 blocks of Avalon's beachfront, a few trees stand apart. Japanese black pines grow taller and faster than their cohabitants in the dunes, and some of them are marked - by an orange ribbon around the trunk - for destruction. "Do you see beetles crawling on these? Do these seem dead to you?" asks resident Martha Wright, gesturing to the trees behind her. "Their only crime is that they grow tall. " The borough received a $24,000 grant in March from the state Department of Environmental Protection to remove about 100 trees that Avalon says are infested with the southern pine beetle, a small boring insect deadly to Japanese black pine trees.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 2016 | By Jennifer Adams
Q: I saw that you recommended hanging lights on the trees in one of your columns. I see this in many places. I wonder whether that has any effect on trees? Trees photosynthesize during the day and respirate at night. That needs darkness, as my understanding goes. Just curious. - R.P. A: Your concern is appreciated. I definitely avoid wrapping the cords or wires tightly because that could constrict growth of the branches, but I honestly hadn't thought of the effects the light itself might have on the trees.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 2016
Make pie! Rhubarb is still going strong, and if you don't keep after it, it will keep putting up flower stalks like crazy. Either cut them off at the bottom or gently tug them away from the plant and throw them into the compost. Meanwhile, I'll keep picking the stems for pie (and harvesting heavily before the heat so they can grow back over the summer). I cut stems into ½ to 1-inch chunks, fill pie plates with them, sprinkle sugar over them, and put the whole thing overnight in a zipper bag in the freezer.
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