Land Cleared for Chanticler Town Homes
Most of the trees destroyed were in poor condition, town says; Developer's plans call for planting more than 100 trees on the property.
If you’ve driven by the Chanticler property anytime in the last few weeks, you’ve noticed that everything’s gone – all the trees on the hill and a lot of the hill as well.
As Toll Brothers makes room for the 30-unit Chanticler at Short Hills Town Houses, they’ve clear-cut a good portion of the property, although a stand of trees on the back portion of the property will remain.
The plans called for the destruction of the trees, and Millburn Town Forrester Thomas Doty says most of the trees destroyed were in poor condition, either from disease or insect infestation. Most of the other trees that were removed were non-native invasive species, he said.
According to the plans on file with the township, Toll Brothers will plant 110 trees that should grow large as they mature and that Doty says will be more appropriate for area. The company will also plant more than 500 shrubs and bushes, along with flowers and other landscaping.
The trees that will be planted, according to the plans of file with the township, are the following:
20 October Glory Red Maples
19 Majesty Sugar Maple
22 English Fastigate Oak
2 Pin Oak
5 English Oak
3 Valley Forge Elm
12 Green Vase Zekova
1 European Beech
8 Norway Spruce
19 Serbian Spruce