Hunterdon Land Trust bid a sad farewell this week to several ash trees that stood in a row between the Dvoor Farm and the traffic circle. The trees fell victim to the dreaded Emerald Ash Borer, and despite efforts, could not be saved.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation sought to remove the six dead ash trees along the road for safety reasons, noted George Caruso, a NJDOT contractor. For this work, it contracted Rich Tree Service of South Plainfield, which cut down the trees within the traffic circle before turning its attention to the ones fronting the farm.
Rich Tree Service generously donated its services and removed a seventh dead tree located several yards north of the circle between the driveway and fence on the Dvoor Farm that did not fall within the state’s purview. We extend our deepest appreciation to Rich Tree Service for doing this. We thank George Caruso for his help too.
We also wish to extend our gratitude to Geils Tree Service in Ringoes, who treated the ash tree next to the corn crib on the property. Geils has been a good friend and supporter of Hunterdon Land Trust having handled a number of projects here on the Dvoor Farm including work on The Old Growth Forest back in 2020.
An ash tree from the traffic circle destroyed by the Emerald Ash Borer.
Ash trees that were cut down in the traffic circle.
Cutting off limbs at the Dvoor Farm.
Tree work at the Dvoor Farm.
We’re holding out hope for this treated ash tree that’s next to the corn crib on the Dvoor Farm.