Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Lakewood Receives close to $5 Million grant to plant 14,000 trees $345 per tree
Need a tree for shavuos? for your new home? perhaps the township can give you one. Due to a tremendous amount of trees that were cut down last year to make room for widening the Garden state parkway section that runs through Lakewood, Lakewood township received $4.735,800 grant from the NJ DEP. The grant is for the reforestation and planting of 14,00 trees throughout Lakewood. FWH associates of Toms River won a $284,000 bid to oversee the project. If you do the math it will cost $345 per tree!! that's a lot of money even if they are planting bigger trees. Residents should have an option to have a tree planted in their lawn too.