NJ American Water Supports Camden Trees

by BKwart on July 10, 2014

On July 9th, New Jersey American Water presented the New Jersey Tree Foundation with a $10,000 check to remove concrete and plant trees in East Camden. The new trees are expected to absorb 15,000 gallons of stormwater annually which will help to reduce flooding and improve the condition of the Delaware watershed. The funding will also support tree care workshops free to residents of Camden City.

“We are so grateful to have this support from NJ American Water. The grant will allow us to work with East Camden residents and partners, such as St. Joseph’s Carpenter Society, to improve stormwater management while beautifying streets with large trees,” explains Program Director Jessica Franzini. “The TreeKeepers workshops we provide increase the sustainability of our tree plantings as residents learn proper tree care techniques and receive free tree tools for attending.”

The NJ Tree Foundation’s Camden TreeKeepers workshops are held on Wednesday evenings throughout July. The first session had 22 attendees including 10 children. The East Camden tree planting project will be scheduled for the fall.

Beth Kwart and Jessica Franzini of the NJ Tree Foundation accept the check from Katie Kulenich and Carmen Tierno of NJ American Water.
 

For more photos of the first TreeKeepers workshop please visit our Facebook Page.

 

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This fall the NJ Tree Foundation, in partnership with American Forests and Asbury Park,  will plant street trees in the city. Over 100 trees are available for planting between the curb and sidewalk. Each tree will be 12-14 tall. Only small growing, ornamental trees will be planted under utility wires.

American Forests, the oldest national conservation non-profit in the country, has contracted with the NJ Tree Foundation to plant street trees in Asbury Park under their Global ReLeaf Program.  There are MANY social and environmental benefits to planting trees!

Benefits of trees:
Trees provide clean oxygen and naturally filter water.
Trees increase property the value by 5 – 17%.
An increase in urban vegetation reduces crime rates!
Trees reduce temperatures in cities by up to 10°F.
Time spent near trees reduces stress!
 
If you would like a free 12-14 foot tree, planted in the space between the curb & sidewalk, please send your name, address and email address to: njtf1@juno.com, or call 505-609-8032 and leave the above information on voice mail. Please tell us if there are overhead utility wires on your side of the street. If you are a renter, please ask your landlord if a tree may be planted at your home. 
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