Lakewood Shade Tree Commission Beautified Pine Park at 2023 Arbor Day Ceremony

Posted on May 21, 2023 By

To commemorate Arbor Day, the Lakewood Township Committee and the Lakewood Shade Tree Commission held its annual Arbor Day Planting at front playground area of Pine Park at 3:30 p.m., Friday, May 19. At the ceremony, Lakewood Parks Department officials planted three flowering Dogwood trees.

Arbor Day, first celebrated in 1872 in the United States, encourages individuals and groups to plant trees because of their environmental importance. Shade Tree Commission members hold Arbor Day celebrations each year and have planted hundreds of trees throughout the town. Lakewood has been awarded “Tree City USA” for 42 years for its outstanding urban forestry.

Shade Tree Commission members include Chairman Moshe Raitzik, Vice Chairman Craig Theibault, Harrison Pfeffer, and Secretary Mary Kay Malec. Lakewood Deputy Mayor Menashe Miller is the Commission’s liaison to the Township Committee. The Township Committee appoints members to the Shade Tree Commission.

For more information, contact either Moshe Raitzik at or Craig Theibault at 908-278-4165.