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MTC Plants Osage-Orange Tree to Honor Arbor Day 2014

Posted  May 12, 2014  by  admin

Jessica Salter, Service Forester, presents Marple’s 8th Arbor Day flag to Rick Ray, MTC Chair, and Rob Fortebuono, 3rd Ward Commissioner. Marple Township residents and officials gathered in Kent Park on April 25th  to celebrate Arbor Day 2014. Diana Breen, MTC Vice-Chair in charge of the Arbor Day Celebration, opened the ceremony. “This is the [...]

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Mike and Janet D’Orazio Receive Tree Stewardship Award

Posted  February 26, 2014  by  admin

Autumn Flowering Cherry planted in mid-nineties showing off its spring blossoms. Did you know that there is a Cherry tree that blooms both in the spring and the fall?  Mike and Janet D’Orazio received the Marple Tree Commission’s Tree Stewardship Award at the December 2013 meeting of the Board of Commissioners for their Autumn Flowering [...]

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Mission Statement

Posted  January 15, 2014  by  admin

“Recognizing that Marple Township’s community forest is essential to the health and well being of its residents, the Marple Tree Commission works to assure that the trees that grow within our township, on both public and private property, are respected and cared for. We seek to foster a sense of shared commitment by township residents [...]

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The Marple Tree Commission Proudly Announces Re-Leaf Marple 2014!

Posted  January 14, 2014  by  admin

Janis Egan (left), Re-Leaf Coordinator, and Marilyn Jones, homeowner, stand beside Marilyn’s Kousa Dogwood ‘Madison,’ which was planted in the spring of 2013. Marilyn said “I chose a Kousa because I like the idea of having a flowering tree.” Help restore and preserve Marple’s Community Forest. With your purchase of a lovely landscape tree, the [...]

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MTC Honors Tree Adopters with Library Display

Posted  January 13, 2014  by  admin

In December 2013, the MTC honored its Tree Adopters with a display at the Marple Public Library. Since 2009, the Tree Commission has planted 365 trees in our public spaces, and as part of their program to “ReLeaf “ the township, have also planted 34 trees on private property. During this time 207 local families, [...]

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