Planting of 172 new street trees is underway

Date: May 15, 2017

Ferguson Township’s contractor on Thursday, April 27, began planting 172 new street trees throughout the Township, made up of 35 species in all. The work started in Greenleaf Manor, and will continue in Park Forest, Chestnut Ridge Manor, and Pine Grove Mills.

The contractor will replace trees that Township Public Works crews removed last fall, as well as perform some new plantings. Most of those being replaced were ash trees that were killed by Emerald Ash Borer, as well as seven miscellaneous trees.

Fifty-eight (58) mostly new trees will be planted in the median on Blue Course Drive between College Avenue and Martin Street. The species will include Magnifica Hackberry, Hardy Rubber Tree, Kentucky Coffee Tree, London Plane Tree, and Purple Robe Black Locust. This work is taking place May 15 - 16.