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Each year, hundreds of volunteers join forces with Newark residents and the New Jersey Tree Foundation to dig holes, plant trees, lay mulch, and have fun at tree planting events. Why not add your name to the list? To volunteer or for more information, contact Elena at 609.439.1755 or by email.

All tree planting events are held rain or shine. Volunteers are asked to arrive no later than 9am and can arrive as early as 8:15 am to help set up for the event. Events typically run until noon.

Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, and wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty. NJ Tree Foundation staff will be on site to provide gloves, tools, water, and a hands-on planting demonstration.

Learn more about our Renaissance Trees Program (RTP) here!

Fall 2017 photos:
September 30: MLK Blvd
October 7: Garside Street
October 13: TD Tree Days, Weequahic Park Newark
October 14: Lake Street & DeGraw Ave
October 21: Monticello Ave
October 25: TD Tree Days, Washington Park, Hudson County

Spring 2017 photos:
April 7: Oliver Street School
April 8: Valley National Bank, Paterson
April 14: Rutgers Newark

April 15: Newark Downtown District
April 22: Eastern Parkway
May 12: 3rd Ave
May 15: University High School
May 20: Ballantine Parkway

Fall 2016 photos:
September 17: Miller Street
October 8: Lake Street
October 19: TD Tree Days Bayside Park, Jersey City
October 22: Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Day of Caring
October 28: NJ American Water, Stillman School Plainfield
October 29: Elm Road
November 4: NJ American Water, Evergreen and Barlow Schools
November 5: Montrose Street

Spring 2016 tree-planting photos:

April 19: Forest Hill, Montclair Ave
April 23: Ironbound Community Corporation: South St
April 28: Pucks for Park S 17th St
April 30: UVSO 18th Ave
May 14: Emerson Place
May 21: Garden of Hope

May 24: Bayonne SUEZ: Mary J Donohoe School

Fall 2015 tree planting photos:

September 10: Columbia Park, Keep America Beautiful/Lowe’s – Jersey City
September 19: Parker St and Barringer STEAM Academy
October 2: TD Tree Day – S. 20th St
October 3: 269 Varick St, Jersey City
October 10: S. Jacob St – Great Commission Ministry Church
October 13: West Side Park
October 17: Clifton Ave, Forest Hill
October 24: Ironbound Community Corporation – St. Charles St & Ferry St

Spring 2015 tree planting photos:

April 10: Rutgers Newark
April 18: Newborn Wesleyan Church
April 25: Ironbound Community Corporation
May 2: Tree Giveaway in Weequahic Park
May 9: Boylan St Recreation Center
May 16: Al Tawheed Islamic Center – Jersey City
May 29: Quitman St School & New Salem Baptist Church
May 30: Urban League of Essex County

Our Fall 2014 tree planting photos:

September 20: Prodigal Sons and Daughters
October 4: Forest Hill Community Association
October 11: Lincoln Park
October 14: TD Tree Day-Liberty State Park, Jersey City
October 25: Forest Hill Community Association

Spring 2014 tree planting photos:

April 12: Pedal Farm  & Newark SAS
April 26: Forest Hill Community Association
May 10: Green Revolution
May 30: Ironbound: Oliver Street School and Garden Street
May 31: Forest Hill community Association (II)                                        

Our Fall 2013 tree planting photos:

September 28: Forest Hill Community Planting
October 12: Chancellor Avenue School & Weequahic HS Super Bowl Legacy Planting
October 18: Greater Newark Charter School and Broad Street
October 19: High Park Gardens Cooperative


Spring 2013 tree planting photos:

May 31: SWAG Project/Peshine Ave School
May 25: Forest Hill Community Planting
May 18:Bruen Street Community Planting
May 10: Greater Newark Charter School Community Garden
April 11: Newark’s Arbor Day Celebration at Rutgers Newark


Elena López, RTP Program Director
NJ Tree Foundation
Cell: 609.439.1755
Fax: 973.453.8011
Email: elopez@njtreefoundation.org
PO Box 172
Newark, NJ 07101
*Checks should be sent to Jackson address:
576 Leesville Rd
Jackson, NJ 08527