Camden and Newark are now a shade greener, thanks to our fall planting events in both cities! With our local partners and hundreds of outstanding volunteers, we muscled big 10-15′ trees into the ground every week from late September to mid November. Check out what we accomplished this fall:
Camden Urban Airshed Reforestation Program
230 new trees
9 planting events
5,400 trees total since 2002
Newark Renaissance Trees Program
65 new trees
4 planting events
2,034 trees total since 2006
With tree canopy coverage estimated at 5.2% (Camden) and 7.8% (Newark), we know there’s still plenty of tree planting work left to do. Please consider using the Jersey Give Back Guide to donate to the NJ Tree Foundation to help plant trees in NJ’s most urban communities, where the need is the greatest.
Have you heard of The Circuit, an extraordinary trail network connecting Pennsylvania and New Jersey? When complete, it will provide pedestrian and bicycle access from the Appalachian Trail to the Atlantic Ocean! If you live in Camden, chances are that parts of The Circuit touch your community. From North Camden’s Erie Street to Cramer Hill’s Harrison Avenue to the soon-to-be-opened Gateway Park along Admiral Wilson Boulevard, there are pieces of The Circuit throughout Camden, and this network of trails is known locally as the Camden Greenway.
The NJ Tree Foundation is proud to kick off our Trees for Trails project with the support of the William Penn Foundation! This exciting project will plant 75 trees and 300 perennials in Camden along the on-street interim trail network connecting green spaces and existing trails. We’ll also host two exciting trail awareness events (more info coming soon!) and release an Opportunity Analysis of Gateway Park, exploring ways to best manage and enhance the park’s forest.
Want to experience The Circuit yourself?
Visit Connect the Circuit‘s website and plan a trip today!