Scotch Plains Dedicates Trees in Memory of Covid-19 Victims

Trees planted in memory of Covid-19 victims

Scotch Plains Township

A grove on the site of the historical Frazee House was dedicated on Thursday, Sept. 30 to memorialize township residents who died from complications of COVID-19. 

The township has planted Kwanzam Cherry trees in memory of residents who the community has lost. The tree was selected because of its deep pink spring blooms that last for weeks, prompting the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C. and other events that entice people to routinely visit.
“We could think of no better place than Frazee House Park to create this lasting tribute,” said Mayor Josh Losardo. “It is a passive park at the corner of Raritan and Terrill roads, home to the Scotch Plains Community Garden, a walking path and chessboard top picnic tables. We hope the tree memorial will give residents yet another reason to explore the park.”