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Ribbon Cutting to Unveil Girl Scout Tree Guide at Russell Farms Community Park

The event will also acknowledge new bench donations and other upgrades made to the recently renovated Wyckoff park.

The following was released to Patch by the township of Wyckoff.

The Township Committee invites all residents to a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Russell Farms Community Park on Saturday, June 7 at 10 a.m.

The Girl Scouts from Troop 76 in Wyckoff, consisting of twenty-two 5th graders, as part of their community service badge, have developed a Tree Guide, which identifies the trees and shrubs located in the park. The Girl Scouts developed this guide for use by visitors to the park.

Almstead Tree & Shrub Care will be releasing beneficial insects into the park. Beneficial insects are released to control pest insects in their early developmental stages. 

The tree nursery, consisting of 130 trees donated by Almstead Tree & Shrub Care, will use the nursery as an Educational Arboretum to conduct seminars for the public, scouts, garden clubs, schools and non- profit organizations interested in general and enhanced horticultural techniques. Almstead will also conduct seminars on pruning, propagation, planting, mulching and organic control of pests and diseases.

Also on June 7, the Township Committee will acknowledge the donation of six benches which have been donated by residents in memory of loved ones. The benches are a wonderful addition to this passive, open space park for all residents of the community to enjoy and the Township Committee sincerely appreciates the assistance of residents in preserving this property for passive recreation.

Phase I of the improvements to the Russell Farms Community Park included: 
  • a walking recreational trail
  • improvement of driveway entrance and sidewalk
  • construction of a gravel parking lot
  • dog waste stations
  • planting of shade trees
  • installation of a fence and securing the well pump for irrigation of the trees and plants
    new Dutch Style Shed to house the pump
  • new Dutch Style Shed to house the pump
Tina B June 03, 2014 at 11:53 PM
There's so much time and money being put into this TINY property. I wish they could use some of this effort to create the promised Green Acres nature preserve they once planned to make from the former Maple Lake property instead. What ever happened to that? Anyone know?

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