The NJ Tree Foundation joined forces with nearly 100 Camden residents and volunteers today to bring 50+ trees, shrubs, and perennials to the Whitman Park neighborhood of Camden! Trees were planted along the 1600 block of Louis, the 1200 block of Jackson, and the 1100&1200 blocks of Sheridan Street. Pictured above: trees and shrubs now surround the Jackson St. community garden! This planting was possible thanks to funding from Impact100 Philadelphia.
Today is the first day of the tree planting season for our new tree planting crew. The crew is comprised of ex-cons who, over the next eight weeks, will learn how to properly plant, mulch and maintain trees. They will also get training in rain garden planting and general landscaping. Once the season is over, these men will have gained valuable job skills and made a very nice sum of money!