Read about our programs and projects! 2012-2013 annual report
We are partnering with the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee to plant 2,014 trees this fall. As part of this effort, 1,800 3-4’′ trees will be given away in New Jersey counties that were most negatively impacted by Hurricane Sandy – Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Union. We will also be planting 214 large trees, 12-15′ tall, throughout New Jersey.
To get your free tree, click on the Tree Giveaway tab, find your county’s application, and make a touch down!
Who has a shovel-ready project and would like to partner with us? We are submitting a Letter of Intent to the NJ Community Foundation/Dodge Foundation – NJ Recovery Fund. It is DUE 2/25/2013. Guidelines are:
Priority #4: Environmental Protection and Restoration Projects
The protection and restoration of natural systems and environmental infrastructure is essential to the long-term health, prosperity and resiliency of New Jersey and its communities.
A portion of the New Jersey Recovery Fund will be directed to projects that showcase and demonstrate environmental protection and restoration as a resiliency strategy, including:
• Green infrastructure solutions to storm water management and neighborhood flooding;
• Restoration of critical wildlife habitat, stream banks, wetlands, riparian corridors, and natural areas;
• Improvements to public access to open space;
• Research, modeling and data collection to prioritize and inform projects.
Overall preferences: Priority will be given to projects in the Delaware Bayshore, Raritan Bay, Meadowlands, coastal region, Pinelands, Barnegat Bay, and urban centers.
If you have a project, please email me ASAP at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tree planting season is right around the corner! So we have put together a list a of small growing trees that are suitable for planting under utility wires in NJ.
Acer campestre Hedge Maple
Acer buergeranum Trident Maple
Acer ginnala Amur Maple
Acer Henryi Henry Maple
Acer leucoderme Chalkbark Maple
Acer nikoense Nikko Maple
Acer palmatum Japanese Maple
Acer tataricum Tatarian Maple
Acer truncatum Purpleblow Maple
Acer Griseum Paperbark Maple
Cotinus coggygria Smoketree
Cotinus obovatus American Smoketree
Lagerstroemia spp. Crapemyrtle
Amelanchier Autumn Brilliance Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry
Amelanchier Prince Charles Prince Charles Serviceberry
Amelanchier Princess Diana Princess Diana Serviceberry
Carpinus caroliniana American Hornbeam
Cercis can. Forest Pansy ForestPansy Red Bud
Cercis reniformis Oklahome Oklahoma Redbud
Chionanthus virginicus White fringetree
Cornusfloridaselections American Dogwoods
Cornus kousa selections Kousa Dogwood
Cornus Rutgers Selections RutgersDogwod
Crataegus Winter King Winter King Hawthorn
Franklinia alatamaha Franklin tree
Halesia tetraptera Carolina Silverbell
Koelreuteria paniculata Goldenraintree (30-40′)
Maackia amurensis Amur Maackia
Malus selections for tree form use Crabapples
Parrotia persica Persian Parrotia
Prunus cerasifera Cherry Plum
Prunus Autumnalis Autumn Flowering Cherry
Prunus Kwanzan Kwanzan Cherry
Prunus Okame Okame Cherry
Prunus Sargenti Sargent Cherry (25 – 40’)
Prunus sarg. Columnaris Columnar Sargent Cherry
Prunus virgiana Canada Red’ Chokecherry
Prunus yedoensis Yoshino Cherry (35 – 45’ tall)
Stryax japonica Japanese Snowbell
Syringa reticulate Japanese Tree Lilac
You can down load the list here Utility Friendly Trees
This exciting Stewardship Workshop will be held at Duke Farms on February 20, 2013 from 12:30 – 4:00 pm.
The workshop covers best management practices of public trees and forests for control of invasive species (including deer) and for storm risks while preserving our important tree canopy. The target audience is municipal and public works officials, foresters, arborists, engineers, planners, flood plain managers, landscape architects, environmental and shade tree commissions, and other interested people. Continuing Education Units will be offered.
Register today! Reducing Invasives, Retaining Our Trees
Contact Sara Malone at email@example.com
This summer, we are starting a Landscaping & Maintenance training program for men under parole supervision. Three men will provide community service to our 9/11 Memorial – The Grove of Remembrance (Liberty State Park, Jersey City) and our Urban Nursery, in exchange for earning a certificate and job placement assistance. Trainees will learn:
Tree, shrub, perennial and weed identification.
Proper tree & shrub pruning.
Transplanting shrubs & perennials.
General landscape & nursery maintenance.
We are very excited about this new program!
Ulmus ‘Accolade’ is a cross of Chinese and Japanese species resistant to Dutch Elm Disease (EDE). Before DED wiped out most of the Elms, the main street in my hometown was lined with Elm trees, creating a shaded canopy. We had an Elm in my front yard until a few years back. Each year another limb would succumb to disease. My Dad pruned that tree until there was nothing but one main limb. It finally had to be removed completely.
The NJ Tree Foundation planted these Accolade Elms 4 years ago in Liberty State Park, Jersey City.
Liberty State Park is my litmus test for tree urban tolerance. If a tree survives in the Park, it can tolerate horrible “soil”, drought and lack of drainage. As you can see, the Accolade Elms are not only surviving, they are thriving!