ALERT: Exec. Dr & Essex Green Redevelopment Plan Available: See OGWO Essex Green page
Sure the Forsythia looks beautiful twice per year, but is it a functional plant? Does it provide food for native animals, or is it purely decorative? The answer may surprise you based on the amount of Forsythia growing in West Orange. (Especially since it is native to Eastern Asian!) One neighbor has been removing all their Forsythia, and took to planting the first of many native species plants in an effort to incorporate NJ native species in their yard. Join the N.J. Native Plant Society to find ways to promote a functional, progressive landscape!
we’re not sure who is more fortunate: the residents of WO with two legs, or this with two, four, six & eight legs...including those with wings! Local WO neighbors added 2,000 native pollinators to their years, within a meadow-like design. Attracted to their new meadows are a wide variety of insects, birds, and other wildlife that help keep WO clean, green, and beautiful.