Newark TreeKeepers Workshops

by ELopez on May 8, 2015

Join the NJ Tree Foundation in June for our Newark TreeKeepers Workshops!  These classroom sessions are a series of 4 workshops and hands-on trainings that will teach you how to maintain and enhance the health of your community’s trees.

SPACE IS LIMITED: while FREE to Newark residents, you must RSVIMG_3155P to participate. Please register for each session you wish to attend. Attend all four sessions to become a Certified Newark Treekeeper!

To RSVP or for more information, please contact our Newark Director, Elena López:(609) 439 -1755  or elopez@njtreefoundation.org.

All workshops will be held at the Greater Newark Conservancy32 Prince St, Newark, NJ 07103

Tuesday June 9       6:30-8PM
Session 1: Basic Tree Biology and Tree Identification

Tuesday June 16     6:30-8PM
Session 2: Tree Planting, Pruning, and Maintenance Techniques

Tuesday June 23    6:30-8PM
Session 3: Recognizing Tree Hazards and Tree Disease

Tuesday June  30  6:30-8PM
Session 4: Trees and Environmental Impacts

Newark residents attend at no charge. Non-Newark residents pay $20/session. All attendees receive free tools, educational materials, and dinner at each workshop. 1.5 CEU are earned per session, which can be applied toward your state approved Community Forestry Management Plan requirements.

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May 2, 2015 – Camden, NJ – When a large volunteer group informed the NJ Tree Foundation they could no longer assist with a tree planting event along Erie Street in Camden today, Senior Program Director Jessica Franzini put out a call for help. And that is exactly what she received – as more than 50 people came together to plant 40 trees to beautify the Camden Greenway. Within the next week, 100+ shrubs will be added to today’s planting locations.

“I am so grateful for all the volunteers that are here today. TD Bank and Adventure Aquarium both sent large groups,” explained Franzini, “This planting is special because it is part of our Trees for Trails project funded by the William Penn Foundation. Through this project we are planting 75 trees and 200 shrubs/perennials along the Camden Greenway.”

The Camden Greenway is part of the Greater Philadelphia Regional Circuit Trail Network. When complete, the Circuit will have more than 750 miles of bicycle and pedestrian trails connecting Philadelphia to Camden and the surrounding region. As it stands about 300 miles of this trail network are completed.

The volunteers had a great time learning about the Camden Greenway while digging holes and planting trees. The new trees will create habitat for wildlife and assist with decreasing stormwater runoff. In preparation for today’s planting, 640 square feet of concrete were removed to make space for the trees. This will allow an estimated 30,000 gallons of stormwater to filter naturally on an annual basis, rather than ending up in Camden’s combined sewer system where it contributes to flooding.

“Today, we are trying to do two things. We want to increase the tree canopy in Camden to improve the city’s water and air quality,” Franzini remarked, “And we also want to connect local residents to the beautiful resource of the Camden Greenway. Put on your sneakers or get on your bike. Come out and enjoy the trees along the trail!”

To learn more about The Circuit and see its completed, under construction, and proposed trails, visit www.connectthecircuit.org/.

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