New Hanover Township “free schools” started in 1850 with the operation of 10 one-room schools. The township-run school system closed in 1949, but all of the buildings still stand today.


Tree Removal

Christmas Tree Drop Off

Our annual Christmas Tree Drop Off Program will take place between December 26, 2022  through January 31, 2023.  We will be putting up fence for delivery at the following drop off locations:

  • Police Department  (2373 Hoffmansville Road)
  • New Hanover Fire Company (Swamp Pike)
  • Hetrick Gardens ( Dec . 15 thru March 15 by appointment)

Tree Trimming

Making Travel Safe

To ensure the safe passage of vehicles on Township roadways, the Public Works Department trims overhanging branches as a seasonal maintenance program.  School buses, emergency response equipment, snow plow trucks, mail delivery, and refuse collection trucks are examples of the large vehicles that travel Township roadways throughout the year and may be damaged if tree branches are not trimmed from the right of way on a regular basis.


Roads  are trimmed each year to ensure that all streets receive attention within a 5-year cycle. Here are some guidelines crews use while performing the trimming:

  • Trees will be vertically trimmed from the back of the curb edge or right-of-way to a minimum height of 15 feet.
  • Shrubs and trees which hinder motorist sight from intersection visibility and necessary directional signage will be trimmed.
  • Shrubs and trees that overhang sidewalks within the right-of-way leaving less than 8 feet of clearance will be trimmed.