FREE Trees Newark: Application due January 31st

by ELopez on January 20, 2015

Bruen St condosCalling all Newark residents!
The NJ Tree Foundation is still looking for applications for tree plantings in Newark neighborhoods this spring. We would love to plant trees with you and your community, so please fill out this application and submit it to Elena, our Newark Program Director, by January 31, 2015.

Please submit your application via email, fax, or mail :
Email: elopez@njtreefoundation.org
Fax: 973-453-8011
Mailing address:  P.O. Box 172
                                 Newark, NJ 07101

If you have any questions, or if you would like to request a printed application,please contact Elena López609-439-1755 or elopez@njtreefoundation.org.

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FREE Camden Street Trees: Apps Due Jan. 31

by jfranzini on January 15, 2015

The NJ Tree Foundation is working on two amazing tree planting projects in Camden, NJ! Both projects offer opportunities for Camden residents to adopt FREE street trees in front of their homes.

tree2Trees for Trails is an exciting project that will plant 75 trees and 300 perennials along the Camden Greenway! The Camden Greenway is part of the Greater Philadelphia’s regional trail network known as the Circuit, which will have over 650 miles of trails upon completion. Please click here for a list of streets/communities in Camden that are eligible for FREE trees through this project. Click here to apply for trees. This project is made possible with the generous support of the William Penn Foundation

image0Rain to Roots is an innovative pilot project that will demonstrate the value of enhanced tree pits in urban communities! This project will plant 6 trees total – 3 in standard tree pits and 3 in enhanced tree pits. The enhanced tree pits will absorb up to 10x more water than a standard tree pit, which will help reduce flooding and combined system overflows while helping the trees grow strong. The NJ Tree Foundation is looking for a Camden school, park, or non-profit facility with wide sidewalks (8′+) and a building set at least 20′ back from the street. Click here to apply for trees. This project is made possible with the generous support of the Environmental Leadership Program and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.

The application deadline for both projects is January 31st, 2015. Questions about these projects can be directed to Jessica Franzini of the NJ Tree Foundation at (856) 287-4488 or jfranzini.njtf@gmail.com.

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FREE Fruit Trees for Camden Gardeners

by jfranzini

Photo: Mia Roberts harvests pears at Cooper Sprouts Garden in 2014! Attention, Camden* gardeners: Whether you grow food in a community garden or in your backyard, you could be eligible for a FREE fruit tree (or trees) in the spring of 2015! Trees are free of charge to Camden residents in exchange for your commitment […]

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Fostering Community Change

by BKwart

We are so thankful to everyone who has made an end-of-year donation to the NJ Tree Foundation. Your generosity, along with the Jersey Giveback Guide (a project of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation), has helped us raise much-needed funding to positively impact lives, communities, and the environment through tree planting. Royden Street in Camden is a perfect example of this. The NJ Tree […]

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Exciting News and Tree Transformations

by BKwart

You may have heard that we are part of the Jersey Giveback Guide, a project of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation to help great New Jersey nonprofits fundraise during the holiday season. The Dodge Foundation challenged us to get 50 people to donate to the NJ Tree Foundation. With extreme gratitude, we are excited to announce that we met our […]

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Green Streets Program Plants 472 Trees!

by njtrees

Our Green Streets Tree Planting Crew was busy this fall! James, Jamario, Shawn and Michael planted 472 street trees and created four rain gardens with Rutgers Water Resources Program staff. They also helped plant 70,000 dune grasses in Lavallette and constructed 2 Firewise gardens! See our tree plantings in pictures: Neptune, Asbury Park, Jersey City, Red Bank, Parkside Garden, […]

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#GivingTuesday

by BKwart

Have you supported a nonprofit organization for #GivingTuesday? We have an exciting announcement that is one more reason to support us! The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and Victoria Foundation have challenged us to get 50 people to donate to the NJ Tree Foundation using the Jersey Give Back Guide. If we succeed they will match our donations […]

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Featured Fall Forestry: Greening Cities

by jfranzini

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 357 volunteers 9 […]

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Trees for Trails: The Circuit, Camden

by jfranzini

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 […]

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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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