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TREE CITY USA SHADE TREE COMMISSION HABITAT CONSERVATION ARBOR DAY SUSTAINABILITY HOME PAGE
Tree City USA is a program sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation that outlines four standards for City´s striving to attain Tree City USA Status in order to benefit from assistance in creating a community forestry action plan and specific tree guidance. The support from being a Tree City USA translates into the beauty of Cape May that you enjoy.
Tree Planting Goals
Cape May City:
» will re-establish and maintain the tree canopy to preserve and enhance the natural and aesthetic atmosphere of Cape May.
» will locate and assess every possible planting site on Washington Street, Lafayette Street and other selected streets that have an over-mature tree canopy, planting as many new trees as possible.
» optimize all possible planting locations on both public and private property that are on Washington Street, Lafayette Street and other selected streets.
» examine all possible planting methods that will allow for the establishment of a mature London Plane or similar large tree in the selected locations
» implement new tree planting methods to establish large mature trees in difficult planting locations for significant tree locations in high visibility areas
» provide updated guidelines for planting trees and a list of recommended trees reflective of the current tree inventory, growing conditions, and community needs.