Featured Fall Forestry: Greening Cities

by jfranzini on November 26, 2014

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:

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230 new trees
357 volunteers
9 planting events
5,400 trees total since 2002

Newark Renaissance Trees Program
65 new trees
118 volunteers
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.

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Trees for Trails: The Circuit, Camden

by jfranzini on November 4, 2014

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!

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Apply for FREE trees in Newark

by ELopez

Is your Newark block in need of trees? Residents, schools, churches, and non-profits can apply for FREE trees that will be planted in the spring of 2015. We are now accepting applicants until our first-round deadline on November 30, 2014. For more information about the Newark Renaissance Trees Program (NRTP), go to our webpage, or download the application here. […]

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TD Tree Days Take Root

by BKwart

In October 2014, TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, the Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees), and the NJ Tree Foundation partnered to plant 238 trees throughout three New Jersey communities, made possible by ACTrees TD Tree Days grants. As a component of TD Forests, the bank’s environmental initiative to expand urban forestry throughout the footprint and enhance community and economic […]

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FREE Right Tree – Right Place Seminar

by njtrees

The Right Tree, Planted in the Right Place, the Right Way – Living With Trees Post-Superstorm Sandy The New Jersey Tree Foundation and Public Service Electric & Gas are offering FREE seminars on Planting the Right Tree in the Right Place in a post-Superstorm Sandy world. Topics include: Planting the right tree, in the right place, the […]

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Burlington County Tree Planting

by jfranzini

Moorestown Rec. Field Bridgeboro and Westfield Roads Friday, September 19th 9am-12pm Tools and refreshments provided. Volunteers welcome! For more information, please click on the flier to the right or contact Jessica Franzini at jfranzini.njtf@gmail.com or (856) 287-4488. This project is made possible with support from IKEA. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook […]

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Asbury Park Free Tree Giveaway – A Tree For Every Yard!

by njtrees

The NJ Tree Foundation, in partnership with American Forests, is giving away 200 trees to residents of Asbury Park. A Tree For Every Yard will help increase the City’s tree canopy, beautify homes, and help create cool, shady yards. If you would like a free tree for your yard, please fill out this survey. This […]

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Announcing New Supporters

by BKwart

The NJ Tree Foundation is very excited to announce several new supporters for our 2014-2015 fiscal year. We have recently received grants from the following agencies: The Environmental Endowment of New Jersey is supporting our Newark Renaissance Trees Program to improve the Passaic watershed through street tree plantings and resident education. The MKM Foundation has […]

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Free Seminars for County & Local Officials

by njtrees

The Right Tree, Planted in the Right Place, the Right Way – Living With Trees Post-Superstorm Sandy The New Jersey Tree Foundation and Public Service Electric & Gas are offering FREE seminars on Planting the Right Tree in the Right Place in a post-Superstorm Sandy world. Topics include: Planting the right tree, in the right […]

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NJ American Water Supports Camden Trees

by BKwart

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 […]

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