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Posted on: March 22, 2018

Free tree seedlings will be available to residents in April!

Tree Seedlings

As part of the NJ Tree Recovery Campaign free tree seedlings will be available to Morris Township residents and residents of NJ in April !

Resident tree seedling pick up date:  Saturday April 28th / 10 AM to 12 Noon.

  1. Morris Twp. residents who complete and submit the Tree Request Form in advance(by April 20th) must pick up their tree seedlings at the Streeter Pool Parking Lot, 2 Inamere Road on the pick up date listed above. Tree request form with instructions linked below. 
  1. All other residents will be able to pick up tree seedlings  (available on a first come, first served basis) at the Ginty Pool Parking Lot, 35 Fanok Road or the Streeter Pool Parking Lot, 2 Inamere Road on the pick up date listed above. 

Seedlings, available on a first come, first served basis, also come with instructions on how to store, care for, and plant them. The guides help residents choose the right place on a property to plant a tree while keeping in mind the tree’s full-grown size in the future. Residents should plant the seedlings within two days after pick-up in order to prevent the roots from drying out.

The goal of the Tree Recovery Campaign is to distribute over 500,000 tree seedlings to New Jersey residents over the course of five years.

This program helps communities replace trees damaged or destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. The campaign is a joint effort by the township of East Brunswick, the New Jersey Forest Service, the New Jersey Soil Conservation Districts, Sustainable Jersey, the Arbor Day Foundation, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Canon, and FedEx.

When properly planted and maintained, trees can be assets to a community. They improve the visual appeal of a neighborhood or business district, increase property values, reduce home cooling costs, remove air pollutants, and provide wildlife habitat, among many other benefits.

For a list of all distribution locations across the state, visit www.forestry.nj.gov or www.facebook.com/newjerseyforests.

Tree Request Form
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