Millburn Township as a New Jersey community has a defined important connection to the natural urban forest that identifies this “ideal community” of the past. The residents having been framed by Stewart Hartshorn’s philosophy have significantly supported and genuinely cared for a well managed urban forest. This well managed community forest benefits every person by adding value to property, cleaning the air, controlling storm water and by promoting a social feeling of calmness, comfort and home. It is this social feeling that the individual trees serve. They direct the attitudes to conserve the ever significant urban tree as a functioning and living forest organism. The mission will be to continue with the energetic and proactive direction that has been set in motion by the people of Millburn Township to preserve and conserve the urban forest.
Tree City Program
Millburn Township has been a “Tree City” USA, a program by the National Arbor Day Foundation, for 36 years. A Tree City is 1 that has a Tree Board, celebrates Arbor Day annually, has a tree ordinance, and has a tree management plan supported by $2 per capita per year. The official Arbor Day in New Jersey is the last Friday in April. Millburn Township Shade Tree Department celebrates Arbor Day every year. Don't forget to celebrate trees every day, especially during the month of April.