Fencing around Morristown Green may come down by mid-June

MENDING FENCES: Glenn Coutts, Doug Greenberger and Linda Snyder oversee the health of the Morristown Green. Photo by Berit Ollestad

MENDING FENCES: Glenn Coutts, Doug Greenberger and Linda Snyder oversee the health of the Morristown Green. Photo by Berit Ollestad

Those green fences around the historic Morristown Green should be down before the Fourth of July, according to the Trustees of the Green.

Trustee Doug Greenberger said the lawns should be sufficiently restored to allow public access by mid-June.  The grass has been cordoned off all spring to enable it to recover from heavy foot traffic.

GEORGE FINALLY GETS SOME VISITORS: Members of the 3rd Battalion, 112th Field Artillery visit statues on Memorial Day. This portion of the Green has been off-limits to the public all spring while the grass recovers. Photo by Berit Ollestad

GEORGE FINALLY GETS SOME VISITORS: Members of the 3rd Battalion, 112th Field Artillery visit statues on Memorial Day. This portion of the Green has been off-limits to the public all spring while the grass recovers. Photo by Berit Ollestad

“We walk, we look,” Doug said on Monday, after Memorial Day ceremonies on the Green.

A military rifle squad was permitted onto the grass, but the Morristown High School Marching Band and spectators were confined to paved paths.

Glenn Coutts, the head of the Trustees, said the temporary fencing–which also was erected last spring–was necessary again because “we were seeing more brown than green.”

Recent rains have helped the grass make a comeback, he said.  The timing should be good news for Independence Day festivities planned for the Green, to celebrate New Jersey’s 350th anniversary.

The Trustees of the Morristown Green have been entrusted with caring for the public garden since the Presbyterian Church deeded it to them in the 19th century.

GREEN KEEPERS: From left: Glenn Coutts Jr., Glenn Coutts, Doug Greenberger and Linda Coutts Snyder. They make sure the historic Morristown Green stays healthy, on behalf of the Trustees of the Green. Photo by Berit Ollestad

GREEN KEEPERS: From left: Glenn Coutts Jr., Glenn Coutts, Doug Greenberger and Linda Coutts Snyder. They make sure the historic Morristown Green stays healthy, on behalf of the Trustees of the Green. This picture is from Memorial Day 2014. Photo by Berit Ollestad



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