Our poor, new trees! They need your help! Our Township hired the lowest bidding contractor to plant 201 trees throughout West Orange, at a cost of $64,000. The Township failed to water the new plantings as agreed to, & the contractor failed to plant the trees properly. (Over mulching, not pre-watering the hole, failing to form a catch basin in the mulch...) The fact that all 201 trees were planted so hastily in the heat of summer, in different areas of the town contributes to poor planning.
Ever wonder what the environment is really worth in actual dollars? Dr. Robert Costanza, a world-renowned ecological economist and trans-disciplinary scientist at the Australian National University has been researching this and other critical questions for many years. Join Kim Eierman for her interview with Dr. Costanza and learn what ecosystem services are worth and why ecological economics are key to our survival.
The Native Plant Society of New Jersey is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to the appreciation, protection, and study of the native flora of New Jersey. Founded in 1985, we have hundreds of members across the state, and are organized into county and regional chapters. Our members include gardeners, horticulturists, naturalists, landscape designers, students, and native plant enthusiasts from all walks of life.
EcoBenefial works to change how we think about & manage our landscapes. With natural areas rapidly diminishing, species declining at historic rates, & climate change dealing new blows to environmental health, our managed landscapes have never been more important. Simple changes in our landscaping practices can make major environmental improvements - no matter the size of the landscape.