This program helps communities replace trees damaged or destroyed by
Super storm Sandy.
Residents will be able to pick up tree seedlings at the location
and time designated
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 the
next five years. It is a joint effort between New Jersey State Forest Service,
New Jersey Soil Conservation Districts, Sustainable Jersey, Arbor Day Foundation, Brothers International, BJ's Wholesale Club,
Wyndham Vacation Resorts, 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.