Made In The Shade

When I first moved to Plainfield, after living in Newark for 10 years, someone mentioned the Shade Tree Commission to me and I laughed and thought “a what commission?”

Well, I am big enough person to admit that I quickly learned how ridiculous my snickering was – not only because of the tremendous amount of work that the commission does, but even more so because the beautiful old trees were one of the many attributes that sold me on Plainfield and capture my attention with each season.

With that said, I want to bring attention to an event that is sponsored by the Plainfield Shade Tree Commission that I think people will find very informative and helpful in caring for one of our greatest city assets:

Event:  Tree Keepers Workshop (By NJ Tree Foundation)

What:  An opportunity to learn about caring for trees on your property, in your neighborhood and speak with your Shade Tree Commissioners

When:  Monday, July 23rd – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Where:  Plainfield Public Library – Anne Louise Davis Room (lower level of library)

Cost:  Free to all Plainfield Residents


4 thoughts on “Made In The Shade

  1. Timothy Priano July 11, 2018 / 7:41 pm

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    • SMcKenna July 11, 2018 / 7:28 pm

      Thank you for catching that – new blog bells and whistles still need to be fine tuned a little. Should be corrected now.


  2. Mary Burgwinkle July 12, 2018 / 5:52 pm

    Thanks for posting about Tree Keepers Workshop to be held on 7/23 at Library. Please RSVP to 609-439-1755, or email to if you plan to attend! See you there! Mary Burgwinkle, Plainfield Shade Tree Commission


  3. Mary Burgwinkle July 25, 2018 / 2:15 pm

    This is Mary, replying to my own post! I would like to thank the 31 Plainfielders who attended Tree Keeper’s Workshop at the Library on 7/23. It was a respectful and engaged group, with good speakers from NJ Tree Foundation, who handed out free pruning tools and alligator watering bags at the end of the presentation. Shade Tree Commission appreciates your interest!!


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