Announcing New Supporters

by BKwart on August 11, 2014

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 committed to funding our Camden Urban Airshed Reforestation Program for two years!
  • Alliance for Community Trees has provided funding for three TD Tree Day events. These events will reforest parks in Camden City, Neptune City, and Jersey City’s Liberty State Park.
  • The Campbell Soup Foundation is supporting street and fruit tree plantings in Camden City and educational workshops for our fruit tree farmers.
  •  New Jersey American Water has provided funding for our Camden TreeKeepers workshops and a street tree planting in East Camden.
  • Prudential Financial, Inc. has provided funding for street tree plantings in Newark City through our Newark Renaissance Trees Program.
  • The William Penn Foundation is supporting street tree plantings along the Circuit Trail Network in Camden as well as resident education on the impact of trees on watersheds.
  • Adventure Aquarium in Camden is sponsoring a street tree planting to beautify the North Camden neighborhood.

We look forward to working with fantastic partners to make this year’s projects successful. Thank you to our funders for your commitment to improving New Jersey communities with tree plantings!

NJTF_Camden_Liney Ditch DemoTD Tree Day volunteers from 2013 watch and learn during a tree planting demonstration.

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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 Company are offering a FREE seminar 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 right way
  • The importance of mark-outs prior to planting
  • Tree pests, Community Forestry Management Plans
  • Vegetation management policies to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of electric service
  • The importance of species diversity& proper maintenance
  • Funding & programs
Who should attend? Mayors, DPW Supervisors, Environmental and Shade Tree Commission Members
 
Passaic & Morris County Seminar information:
Date:  Friday, September 26th
Time: Registration begins at 8:30 am. Program starts promptly at 9AM am and runs until 11:00am
Place: Passaic County Public Safety Academy, 300 Old Ham Road, Wayne, NJ.
Light refreshments will be served.
This seminar is worth 2 Continuing Education Units for towns with a 5-year Community Forestry Management Plan.
Please RSVP by Friday, September 12th by emailing Lisa Simms at njtf1@juno.com
If you would like send a representative(s), please include their names and contact information (email address). 
 
Hudson & Bergen County Seminar Information
Date:  Friday, November 7th
Time: Registration begins at 9:00am. Program starts promptly at 9:30 AM am and runs until 11:30am
Place: Secaucus Public Library, 379 Paterson Plank Road, Secaucus, NJ.
Light refreshments will be served.
This seminar is worth 2 Continuing Education Units for towns with a 5-year Community Forestry Management Plan.
Please RSVP by Friday, October 24th by emailing Lisa Simms at njtf1@juno.com
If you would like send a representative(s), please include their names and contact information (email address). 
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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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Asbury Park Tree Planting with American Forests

by njtrees

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 […]

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Camden TreeKeepers Workshops: July 2014

by jfranzini

The NJ Tree Foundation is excited to announce our Camden TreeKeepers Workshop dates! These trainings are made possible with support from NJ American Water. Space is limited so please RSVP. Download the flier here. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments […]

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Camden’s Fruit Tree Farmers

by jfranzini

On June 12th, the NJ Tree Foundation and 32 Camden residents gathered at Bridge of Peace Church for the first-ever Fruit Tree Farmer workshop held in the City of Camden! At this session, made possible by the Campbell Soup Foundation, farmers learned how to properly hand-thin, stake, prune, harvest, and prevent problems with their fruit […]

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Dune grass planting project needed for this Fall

by njtrees

Jersey Shore Towns! Who needs their dunes planted? The NJ Tree Foundation is partnering with the New Jersey Devils andPwC to plant dune grass this fall. If you have a shovel ready project please complete this application and email to Lisa at njtf1@juno.com Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers […]

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Spring Tree Planting Successes

by jfranzini

From volunteer tree plantings to contract work, the NJTF worked with dozens of amazing partners to plant “the right tree for the right place” in NJ cities and towns. Check out the accomplishments of our three largest programs: Green Streets, a fee-for-service re-entry program providing work for men in transition, planted 406 trees in Haworth, Red […]

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Call for Burlington County Fall Projects

by jfranzini

The NJ Tree Foundation, with support from a corporate sponsor, is accepting applications for fall tree planting projects in Burlington County, NJ. Do you know of a park, community space, or planting strip in Burlington County in need of 10-15 beautiful trees? Are you eager to organize your neighbors and town officials to plant trees […]

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Unitarian Universalist Church of Cherry Hill to Support Camden Trees in June

by jfranzini

The NJ Tree Foundation (NJTF) is proud to announce that our friends at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Cherry Hill (UUCCH) will be supporting our tree planting efforts in Camden through a split-plate donation program this June! At every UUCCH service this month, offerings made by members will be split with NJTF to support the Urban […]

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