2017 Recap

What a year at the NJ Tree Foundation! Here are highlights from our 2017 accomplishments, including the planting of 3,664 trees thanks to the help of over 1,300 volunteers. Thank you for being a part of our success! We are looking forward to partnering with you in 2018. If you love these photos and want to contribute to our success in 2018, please donate. Happy New Year, tree family!

These children hug one of the 285 trees planted by nearly 500 volunteers by the Urban Airshed Reforestation Program. These kids were volunteering at our first ever community-based planting in Gloucester City made possible by a grant from the David and Marilyn Krupnick Foundation.
Pruning workshops leave the residents happy and educated, and the trees happy and healthy.
James & the Green Streets crew weeded and mulched several rain gardens and green infrastructure projects (including trees!) throughout the state. This is a beautiful after picture of Urban Promise in Camden
68 trees were given to 22 residents as part of our fruit tree giveaway! The residents will plant these trees in their backyards, schools, or community gardens. A total of 134 trees will be given out by the end of this project. This program was made possible by a grant from the Campbell’s Soup Foundation.
84 volunteers planted 44 trees planting at Coopers Poynt Waterfront Park in North Camden! Jean Kehner was honored during the planting by civic and community group leaders alike for her years of service to the city of Camden. Meredith, Jess, Bob, and Beth celebrate together.
Our Green Streets crew & NJTF staff planted 1,300 perennials and grasses to enhance a floodplain area in Woodbridge with Rutgers Cooperative Extension folks.
NJTF board member Jay Kaplan discussing trees and storms at one of our Right Tree Right Place seminars in Hopewell.
Arbor Day was a success. Nine new trees were planted in enhanced tree pits at Camden Day Nursery School followed by a beautiful ceremony held in partnership with the city and the state!
Here’s a shot of happy volunteers in Newark at one of four #TDTreeDays this October throughout New Jersey!
Our Famous James of all trades, and Green Streets Supervisor was honored by the state with a Green Communities Achievement Award. This award honors those who have greatly contributed to the world of forestry in New Jersey.
Meredith joined our staff this year as our Urban Airshed Reforestation Program Coordinator. We’re so glad to have her in our tree family!
40,000 trees giveaway with TreeCycler
Our Renaissance Trees Program had a successful year planting 311 trees with help from over 832 happy volunteers in North Jersey
In June we conducted our annual TreeKeepers educational workshops. 7 Camden residents and 20 Newark residents participated in our workshops this year.
This spring we were able to plant 15 trees in Paterson through a grant from Valley National Bank. Featured here are Jerry Flach (middle) from Valley National Bank and Paterson lover, planting with a Green Club member and colleague.

 

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