New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign Provides Free Tree Seedlings to Residents in Red Bank and neighboring towns
NJ—Red Bank - Free tree seedlings will be available to Red Bank and neighboring
towns residents on April 21 as part of the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign.
This program helps communities replace trees damaged or destroyed by Superstorm
From noon to
4pm on April 21 residents will be able to pick up tree seedlings at the Borough
Hall parking lot at 90 Monmouth St. Seedlings, available on a first come, first
served basis, also come with instructions on how to store, care for, and plant
them. The guides help residents choose the right place on a property to plant a
tree while keeping in mind the tree’s full-grown size in the future. Residents
should plant the seedlings within two days after pick-up in order to prevent
the roots from drying out.
The goal of
the Tree Recovery Campaign is to distribute over 500,000 tree seedlings to New
Jersey residents over the course of five years. It is a joint effort between
Red Bank, New Jersey Forest Service, New Jersey Soil Conservation Districts,
Sustainable Jersey, Arbor Day Foundation, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Canon, and
properly planted and maintained, trees can be assets to a community. They
improve the visual appeal of a neighborhood or business district, increase
property values, reduce home cooling costs, remove air pollutants, and provide
wildlife habitat, among many other benefits.
For a list
of all distribution locations across the state, visit www.forestry.nj.gov or www.facebook.com/newjerseyforests.
If you have
any questions please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.