Super Community Tree Giveaway!
The NJ Tree Foundation is planting 2,014 trees through a partnership with the 2014 NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee! If you are a resident of Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, or Union Counties you are eligible to receive a free tree for your yard! We are giving away 200 trees per county to help reforest our state after the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy.
As a resident of one of these counties, you may pick between an ornamental or large growing tree. The NJ Tree Foundation promotes planting the right tree, in the right place, in the right way. When picking and planting a tree, keep in mind what size it will be when fully grown. Do not plant a large growing tree (50′-100′ tall) underneath utility lines, too close to existing trees, or in other areas where it may become an issue in the future. If your yard space is limited we recommend an ornamental tree (20′-30′ at maturity). Please review this visual description.
To get your free tree fill out your county’s application. Tree pick up information is included with the application. Please save this information and pick up your tree at the designated location on the designated date and time. Unclaimed trees will not be held and will become property of the giveaway host.
Atlantic County Application Closed* in partnership with the Atlantic County Utilities Authority. Pick up trees on 10/12 from 9:ooam-12:oopm at ACUA Recycling Center, 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township, NJ.
Bergen County Application Closed* in partnership with the Park Ridge Green Team. Pick up trees on 10/12 from 9:00am-12:00pm at the Park Ridge Municipal Pool Parking Lot at 123 Colony Avenue, Park Ridge, NJ
Cape May County Application in partnership with the Middle Township Environmental Committee. Pick up trees during the Middle Township Harvest Festival on 10/26 from 10:00am-5:00pm at 33 Mechanic Street, Cape May Court House, NJ.
Essex County Application Closed* in partnership with the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Essex County. Pick up trees on 10/26 from 10:00am-3:00pm at 621A Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ.
Hudson County Application Closed* in partnership with Halstead Property. Pick up trees from 9:00am-12:00pm on 10/5 at Hoboken Recycling Center located at 17 Willow Avenue (and N. Observer Highway), Hoboken, NJ.
Middlesex County Application Closed* in partnership with the Dunellen Shade Tree Commission. Pick up trees on 10/13 from 12:00pm-2:00pm at Washington Memorial Park during the Dunellen Harvest Festival, on North Washington Avenue between Dunellen Ave and First Ave, Dunellen, NJ.
Monmouth County Application Closed* in partnership with the Red Bank Shade Tree Committee & Red Bank Environmental Commission. Pick up trees on 10/26 from 9:00am-12:00pm at 90 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ.
Ocean County Application Closed* in partnership with the Berkeley Little League. Pick up trees on 10/19 from 9:00am-12:00pm at 43 Moorage Avenue, Berkeley, NJ.
Union County Application Closed* This giveaway is being held in partnership with the Union County Department of Parks & Community Renewal. Trees must be picked up on Saturday October 12, 2013, between 9:00am and Noon at Rahway River Park, St. Georges Avenue & Parkway Drive, Rahway NJ. Please enter the park and bear right onto Parkway Drive. Turn right into the parking lot across from the pool.
*Sorry, you missed the kick for the extra point! All trees are reserved.
Thank you to our giveaway host partners for making this effort possible: ACUA, Middle Township Environmental Committee, Park Ridge Green Team, Rutgers Master Gardeners of Essex County, Halstead Property, Dunellen Shade Tree Commission, Red Bank Shade Tree Commission & Red Bank Environmental Committee, Berkeley Little League, and Union County Department of Parks and Urban Renewal.
Thank you to the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee and US Forest Service for sponsoring this tree giveaway.