Mark Shaw REV
Marple Tree Commission

MTC Sponsors “Ask an Arborist”

Posted  February 20, 2015  by  admin

Mark Shaw, Board Certified Master Arborist _______________________________________ Those who braved the cold, windy weather on March 18, 2015 to attend a lecture/question-and-answer presentation by Mark Shaw, Board Certified Master Arborist, were in for a special treat. Mark, who excels at putting his audience at ease, spent most of his time answering residents’ inquiries, which covered [...]

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Japanese Umbrellapine, Mr REV
Marple Tree Commission

Japanese Umbrella Pine is Distinguished Tree

Posted  January 6, 2015  by  admin

At its December 2014 meeting, the Marple Township Board of Commissioners designated the Japanese Umbrella Pine (Sciadopitys verticillata) at the home of Robert D. Lake, 330 Kent Road, as one of Marple Township’s “Distinguished” Trees. This slow growing tree, which was planted by Mr. Lake’s father in 1961, has reached a height of 18’. Trees [...]

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Marple Tree Commission

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. MTC Plants Osage-Orange Tree to Honor Arbor Day 2014 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 [...]

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The impact of a community forest. Imagery provided by Google Earth.
Marple Tree Commission

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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Vicki Koulas, proud owner of a newly planted 'Hearts of Gold' Redbud with her four children (left to right): Alexandros, Stauros, Maria, and Vasili.
Marple Tree Commission

Re-Leaf Marple Plants 20 Trees

Posted  January 14, 2014  by  admin

Vicki Koulas, proud owner of a newly planted ‘Hearts of Gold’ Redbud with her four children (left to right): Alexandros, Stauros, Maria, and Vasili. The cold, wet weather that dominated Spring 2014 didn’t deter the MTC’s ReLeaf Marple project from planting 20 trees on private properties in Marple Township.  Janis Egan, project coordinator said, “I [...]

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