Forest Restoration History
Held April 30th, 2015
The Giving Trees Gala:
An Event for the Replanting of a Forest
The Morris County Historical Society (MCHS) as it hosted
The Giving Trees Gala and silent auction on Thursday, April 30
from 6 to 10pm at the Westin Governor Morris, 2 Whippany Road, Morristown, NJ. The event was a fundraiser for the reforestation of the MCHS’s 4-acre woodland, located behind Acorn Hall, which was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Not only was this urban forest significant for its historic cultural ties to Acorn Hall, but also for its location within the Whippany River Watershed and as part of the Patriot’s Path multi-use trail system.
The MCHS received a Sandy Disaster Relief Grant for Historic Properties provided by the Historic Preservation Fund of the National Park Service to the New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office, awarded by the NJ Historic Trust. This grant will fund on-going clean-up of storm debris, preparation of the soil for replanting, and consultation with forestry, soil, and landscape preservation specialists. Monies raised through The Giving Trees Gala will finance what was not covered by the grant award: the purchase, transportation, and planting of native trees, shrubs, and grasses.
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Clean-up March 2014
Clean-up May 2014