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.
“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.