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Our Celebrate Arbor Day Program is 15 years old! Since 1999, the NJ Tree Foundation has partnered with hundreds of volunteer groups to plant over 160,000 trees on public lands across the state! We want to make this year the biggest tree planting event ever! We have 15,000 baby trees (1 – 2′ tall) waiting to be planted by volunteers.
The following trees are available this spring: White pine, Bald Cypress, Redbud, Northern red oak, Green ash, Buttonbush
Guidelines: The New Jersey Tree Foundation is offering free two-year-old trees (1’ – 2’ tall) to celebrate Arbor Day 2013 in New Jersey. A variety of evergreen and deciduous trees will be available. Schools, local governments, tree groups, non-profit organizations, scout groups, and any volunteer organization may apply for the free trees. All planting must occur on public lands, be done by volunteers and maintained for two years.
The goals of this project are to:
- Use volunteers to plant trees on public lands to Celebrate Arbor Day 2013!; and
- Develop partnerships with diverse groups for information and resource sharing, and future projects.
There are many ways the trees can be used to beautify your neighborhood. Trees can be planted in a vacant lot to create an urban forest, planted as a windbreak for a community garden or at a school, planted in a nursery, or trees can be planted randomly throughout a park or cemetery.
It is important to note the following conditions mandated by the New Jersey Tree Foundation:
NEW: Each species comes in a pack of 25 trees. You must order in increments of 25 trees.
- Trees may be planted only on public land (parks, school grounds, cemeteries, public golf courses, etc.)
- Trees will be available in late April 2013, and must be planted on/near Arbor Day (April 26, 2013);
- All groups must maintain trees for a minimum of two years after the trees are received: Providing water, mulch, weeding and pruning;
- Groups may NOT sell or give away trees;
- All projects must be done by volunteers;
- All groups must complete and send an annual report form to the New Jersey Tree Foundation by the required date;
In addition to the above requirements, the New Jersey Tree Foundation requires that each NEW group send at least one member to a Tree Planting Event Training Session held in March 2013. This is a mandatory requirement. Training Schedule
Go to a baseball game and support the NJ Tree Foundation! Friday, August 24, 2012 @ 6:30pm it’s the Newark Bears Vs. Lincoln Saltdogs! Purchase your tickets through this link and enter TREE in the Special Offer Code box. $4.00 from each ticket will help plant trees in Newark. See you there!
The NJ Tree Foundation and the NJ Community Forestry Program will celebrate Arbor Day 2012 in Haddon Township, NJ. We are planting 150 large shade trees to beautify the streets of Haddon Township! Please join us!
Date: Friday, April 27, 2012
Time: 8:00 am until all the trees are planted
Place: Meet at West Crystal Lake Avenue and West Park Avenue, Haddon Township, NJ
This event is rain or shine! To register to volunteer, please contact Todd Wycoff at email@example.com
This year’s NJ Envirothon – A Natural Resources Problem Solving Competition for High School Students – will be held at:
Camp Sacajawea in Farmingdale 242 Adelphia Road Farmingdale, Monmouth County, New Jersey on Saturday May 5, 2012. The environmental issue is “Nonpoint Source Pollution/Low Impact Development”
The New Jersey Envirothon competition is a one-day event that takes place near the end of the school year. Teams are tested on environmental topics through hands-on interactive problem-solving at five testing stations. Test questions may cover any information in the study guide and suggested resource materials or web links. The contest consists of hands-on questions along with some true/false, multiple choice and fill-in-the-blanks. Students have 30 minutes at each station. Team presentations last 10 minutes. The team that best demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of natural resources, as well as teamwork and communication skills, moves on to represent New Jersey in the Canon Envirothon competition which is North America’s Largest High School Environmental Education Competition. This multi-day event further tests the team’s understanding of the environment and involves teams from all regions of the United Statesand Canada.
If you are interested in volunteering time to staff the Forestry testing station, please contact Bill Brash at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out our Annual Report! 10-11-annual-report
The NJ Tree Foundation’s Grove of Remembrance made the pages of the National Arbor Day Foundation’s Arbor Day newsletter.
The NJ Tree Foundation’s Green Streets tree planting crew is wrapping up the fall 2011 season by planting 20 trees in Dumont, NJ! This fall, the Crew planted over 350 large shade trees in seven NJ towns. All of the trees were paid for via contract work. Thank you folks for hiring the NJ tree Foundation to plant trees!
Our Green Streets Crew planting in Dumont Pix http://on.fb.me/u6U8gM
The NJ Community Forestry Program has 98 tree tubelings (trees in tubes of soil) for the cost of shipping & handling! For just $20 you will receive 98 baby trees to plant, give away and help make your 2012 Arbor Day event a great success. Click here to download an application.