Renaissance Trees Program

The Renaissance Trees Program (RTP) is a community-based reforestation effort that began in 2006 in the City of Newark. Created to increase the tree canopy, improve the environment, and enhance the quality of life in NJ’s largest city, the RTP has planted 2,732 trees. More than 21,260 square feet of concrete has been removed, improving stormwater management and promoting a healthier community forest. Residents apply for a neighborhood tree planting, agreeing to plant and maintain the trees. Want to bring trees to your neighborhood? Download our RTP application, or fill out the application online.

In the fall of 2016, the Renaissance Trees program planted 191 trees and removed 360 square feet of concrete throughout Newark, Jersey City and Plainfield with the help of 450 volunteers.


Over 6,050 volunteers have transformed the city of Newark through tree planting. Want to get involved? Our spring and fall tree plantings are right around the corner, and we are always looking for volunteers! Click here for more information.

Interested in learning more about trees? Become a Certified Newark TreeKeeper. Click here for more information.


Elena López
Renaissance Trees Program
Program Director
P.O. Box 172
Newark, NJ 07101
(P): 609-439-1755
(F): 973-453-8011

*Checks should be mailed to the following address:
576 Leesville Rd
Jackson, NJ 08527