In 1832 the postal address of New Hanover was called “Swamp Churches.” The village had a Lutheran church, a German Reformed church, a post office, a tanyard, 2 taverns, 2 stores, and 8 dwellings.


Tree Removal

Christmas Tree Drop Off

Our annual Christmas Tree Drop Off Program will take place between December 21, 2018 through January 25, 2019.  We will be putting up fence for delivery at the following drop off locations:

  • Recreation Center (Hoffmansville Road)
  • New Hanover Fire Company (Swamp Pike)

Tree Trimming

Making Travel Safe

To ensure the safe passage of vehicles on Township roadways, the Public Works Department trim overhanging branches as a seasonal maintenance program. The program will begin on or after December 18 and should be completed by the end of March. 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.
2018/2019 Tree Work

  • Broomstick Rd.
  • Swinging Bridge Rd.
  • Henning Rd.
  • Eichele Rd
  • Hill Rd.
  • Deep Creek Rd.
  • Parestis Rd.
  • Schenkler Rd.
  • Lee Rd.
  • Erb Rd.
  • Stone Rd.
  • Kulps Rd.
  • Hoffmansville Rd.
  • Colflesh Rd.
  • Kulp Rd.
  • Schultz Rd.
  • Scheblish Rd.
  • Little Rd.
  • Hildelbrandt Rd.
  • Finn Rd.
  • Renninger Rd.
  • Township Line East
  • Houseman Rd.
  • Middle Creek Rd. RT. 73 to Ludwig Rd.
  • Sassamansville Rd.
  • Ludwig Rd.
  • Roads South of Rt.73
  • Church Rd.
  • New Rd.
  • Reifsnyder Rd.
  • Rosenberry Rd.
  • Romig Rd.
  • Sanatoga Rd.
  • Fagleysville Rd.
  • Evan Rd. Both Sides
  • Swamp Creek Rd.
  • Faust Rd.
  • Schaffer Rd.
  • Kurtz Rd.
  • N. Schaffer Rd.
  • Cross Rd.
  • Rhoads Rd.
  • Buchert Rd.
  • Moyer Rd.
  • Lutheran Rd.
  • Dotterer Rd.
  • New Hanover SQ. Rd.
  • Deep Creek Nature Center
  • Frisbee Golf
  • Hickory Park Dead trees
  • Merietta Way
  • Windy Hill Development
  • Kleman Rd.