Wayne Cahilly - Graydon Sycamore Case Study

Risk Assessment in Municipal Arboriculture:

The Graydon Sycamore Case Study

 

 

Ridgewood, NJ — In February, the beloved sycamore tree at Ridgewood’s Graydon Pool came down after it was discovered that the tree was structurally unsound and posed a risk of falling. While the community grieved the loss of this iconic tree, the health of the village’s trees and safety of its residents take priority.

 

But just how was this decision made and what are the factors that go into making such an evaluation? The Ridgewood Shade Tree Commission is pleased to welcome certified arborist, Wayne Cahilly to the Ridgewood Public Library on Tuesday, April 10th to answer these questions.

 

Mr. Cahilly assessed the health of the Graydon sycamore and will describe his work and observations related to the sycamore, including the condition of the tree and the risk it represented. He will also give audience members insight into the process that takes place when making such difficult risk assessment decisions. Additionally, he will provide a basic overview of tree physiology and structure so attendees can better appreciate the science that informs these decisions.

 

“The Graydon sycamore was an icon in our village, and I know many residents had strong feelings about its removal,” said Andrew Lowry, chairperson of the Ridgewood Shade Tree Commission. “We hope this presentation will help residents understand what went into making this tough decision and the complexities of risk assessment more generally.”

 

This lecture is free and open to the public.

 

What:                    Graydon Sycamore Case Study

Who:                     Wayne Cahilly, Owner of Cahilly’s Horticultural Services, LLC

Where:                 Ridgewood Public Library, 125 N Maple Ave, Ridgewood, NJ

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2018 Ridgewood Paving List

Note:  These streets are not listed in order of paving.  The order of paving will be determined by the contractor and the Village Engineering Department.  The paving season is April through November 2018, and some streets listed may be delayed until spring 2019, depending on weather conditions and logistical issues that may arise during the paving season.   

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From

To

E. Ridgewood

N. Maple

Paramus Rd.

Bergen

Spring

Court

Somerville

Spring

E.R.A.

Spring

S. Pleasant

East End

Addison

Irving

Southern Parkway

Beveridge

Norman

Stratford

Bingham

E. Saddle River

Eastbrook Road

Chesterfield

Sheffield

Fairfield

Deerfield

Sheffield

Fairfield

Doremus

Ackerman

Godwin

Eastgate

VanEmburgh Ave.

Town Line

Fairway

N. VanDien

N. Pleasant

Fox

Dead End

East Side

Hamilton

Norman

Stratford

Hillcrest

Morningside

N. Monroe

Jefferson

South End

Orville

Jefferson

Orville

Hampshire

John

Wyndermere

Linwood

Litchfield

Sheffield

Fairfield

Madison

N. Hillside

N. Monroe Ave.

Madison

N. Monroe

Crest

Maynard

To Dead End

W. Ridgewood Ave.

MonteVista

N. Monroe

Heights

N. Hillside

W. Ridgewood Ave.

N. Monroe

N. Monroe

W. Ridgewood Ave.

Monte Vista

N. Pleasant

E. Ridgewood Ave.

Linwood

N. Pleasant

Linwood

E. Glen

Pershing

Wall

Linwood

Randolph

Doremus

East End

S. Irving

Spring

E. Ridgewood

Salem

Van Emburgh

West End

Sherman

Godwin

Washington

Sherman

Washington Place

North End

Terhune

W. Saddle River

East End

ValleyView

N. Monroe

Heights

ValleyView

Heights

Crest

Wall

Pershing

East End

Washington

S. Monroe

W. Ridgewood

West End

Lincoln

Bellair

West End

Bellair

Godwin

William

Jefferson

South End

William

North End

Jefferson

Woodland

N. Monroe

Crest

 

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