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This picture is an example of how newly planted Shade Tree Commission trees are being destroyed by weed wackers.  We assume this location was a landscaping company and hope this acts as a reminder that damage to tree bark is the most common cause for losing trees.
When a tree is injured, the injury generally breaks the bark, reducing the tree's ability to absorb water and nutrients.  The wound exposes the inside of the tree to pests and diseases, which include bacteria and fungi that can cause discoloration and decay of wood.  Once decay enters a tree wound, the tree cannot be cured; decay weakens stems and shortens the tree's life. 
Damaging tree bark with a string trimmer is easy to do.  You think you're being careful, but you get distracted.  The string strays off course for just a second and cuts through the tree's protective bark.  The damage a string trimmer can do ranges from cosmetic damage to killing the tree.  Proper trimmer use and preventive care will keep your trees healthy and free from damage.
Healthy, mature trees usually recover from slight damage.  The remaining bark and cambium layer are adequate to carry sap and nutrients up and down the tree.  The tree can wall off a few inches of exposed wood with a callus to protect it from pathogens.  Small wounds can kill young trees if the tree's systems are damaged severely.  If damage -- no matter how thin -- completely circles the bark of any tree, death is almost certain.  In effect, this damage -- called girdling -- removes the tree's circulatory system.  Old and sick trees are more vulnerable to disease and insect infestation.
Good Trimmer Use
Keep the string trimmer well away from the trunks of trees and shrubs.  Use as much care near a big tree as you would near a tender annual.  If you hire a landscaper, have a talk about your expectations for careful trimmer use.  Use handheld clippers to knock off the last few inches of grass and weeds near a tree.  You can also pull small, tender grass and weeds by hand.  Keep your string trimmer in good repair so the string doesn't suddenly slip out and become longer because of worn components.

Residents who wish to either trim or remove any "street tree" must contact Gary Odenbrett of the Shade Tree Commission @ 468-2627 in order to receive a "no cost" permit. This policy protects not only the interests of the borough, but also the residents, as a copy of the contractor's insurance is required upon commencing work. Contractors will be required to remove any tree debris from the "clear zone".

Repair Leaking Faucets!  Every Drop Counts!

The Borough's Water Restrictions will be observed by an odd/even watering schedule, using your house number.  Odd house numbers water on odd numbered days, even house numbers water on even numbered days.  Watering permitted from 4:00 AM to 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM only.  Outside watering on the 31st is prohibited.

Exceptions:  Adult attended child recreational sprinklers, new sod and newly purchased landscaping products.  

Hoses should have an automated shut off device to avoid constant flow of free-running water.


Resolution #R-2016-40 Adopted at a Council Meeting of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Wenonah held on March 24, 2016 and will be in effect through December 31, 2016.

Message from your Mayor

Dear Wenonah Residents,

You thought all the trash talk was over now that Election Day has come and gone?

Not so…Let’s Talk Trash, Your Trash!!

As you know, as Mayor and Council of Wenonah, we are dedicated in our ongoing efforts to manage the taxes for our homeowners in Wenonah.  We constantly look for ways to trim the budget without sacrificing services to you.

One of the cost saving measures is the shared service agreement for Trash and Recycle removal in Wenonah.

We are proud to announce, for January 2016, Wenonah has contracted with Logan Township for all trash and recycle removal services at a substantial dollar savings to you, the tax payers.

Residents will be receiving a new green, 95 gallon recycle cart.  All of your recyclables are to be comingled in the cart.  You will still be using the black, 95 or 64 gallon trash carts that you already have for the household trash.  Pick up day for trash and recycle will still be Friday.

You will also receive, in the mail, NEW TRASH RULESPlease read it over carefully, as some of the RULES HAVE CHANGED.  For instance, the bulk pick up day will be on the 4th Tuesday of the month.  They will not pick up any trash that does not fit inside the can unless you call the Borough Finance office (856-468-5228) and have your name put on a list.  The same goes for bulk pick up; they will only stop at addresses that are on the list we give them the day before pick up.

We are excited to be partners with Logan Township.  Please be patient as we make this change and any bumps in the process will be quickly corrected.  Please call the Finance Office (856-468-5228) or Public Works (856-468-5300) if you have any questions.

John Dominy, Mayor of Wenonah

Contact Details

Phone / Fax
(856) 468-5228
(856) 468-0390 (FAX)
1 South West Avenue
Wenonah, NJ 08090
*Monday: 8:30am-8:00pm
*Tuesday - Thursday: 8:30am-4:30pm
*Friday: 8:30am-1:00pm