By JOHN T. WARD
Five years ago this month, nine mature Bradford pear trees lining the Red Bank municipal parking lot on White Street were cut down by borough workers, prompting some jaw-dropping by passersby.
So how are the babies doing? We asked borough Shade Tree Commission member Boris Kofman, who replied via email:
They’re all alive and doing pretty well! Given the tough conditions, that’s no small feat. DPU and STC have been taking care of them, with annual mulching and some pruning. Nature takes care of the rest.