|SATURDAY, JANUARY 29–RACHEL ROAT PROGRAM ON TREE LAW
Rachel Roat, an attorney with the unusual practice of Tree, Neighbor and Garden Law, gave a fascinating slide presentation on trees and the complex business of tree law. Offering case stories from her own experience, she discussed the widely varied nature of local tree ordinances, some of the problems that arise, and how they may best be resolved. Her legal practice in Kingston deals with issues that can occur when trees catalyze disputes.
MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 2011
Despite 10 inches of snow on the ground and a chilly temperature of 25 degrees, a record 45 volunteers turned out to serve their community at this annual Kingston event. Three different youth groups joined the effort this year, including Cadette Girl Scouts from South Brunswick Troop 80014, high school students from St. Charles Borromeo Parish of Skillman, and volunteers from the St. Ann’s Youth Ministry in Lawrenceville. The groups took on three key tasks – picking up litter from the 53 acres of the Mapleton Preserve, attacking a stand of invasive bamboo, and removing a shroud of grapevines, honeysuckle and multiflora rose from a row of flowering trees that had been covered by these invasive vines.
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