Posted Monday, April 2nd, 2018
FREE PROGRAM — FRIDAY OR SATURDAY
The state Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Parks and Forestry, in connection with Arbor Day, is making 90,000 free tree seedlings available to residents throughout New Jersey, including seven Morris County locations this Friday or Saturday, April 27-28.
Registered municipalities in Morris County and across the state will receive up to 2,000 seedlings per town for distribution to residents through the Tree Recovery Campaign, an effort of the New Jersey Forest Service, the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation and other partners.
Locations in Morris County:
Municipal residents are eligible to receive bundles of five free seedlings at any distribution site.
Check the interactive map for distribution locations in Morris County and in neighboring counties.
The State Forest Service Nursery in Jackson, Ocean County, will distribute more than 30 species of trees through this effort, launched to help communities after Superstorm Sandy destroyed and damaged trees in 2012. Since then, the program has made more than a half-million trees available to residents
“Communities will receive species that grow well in their region,” said New Jersey Forest Service Chief Todd Wyckoff. “Municipalities in the northern part of the state may receive sugar maple or black oak trees.’’
All New Jersey residents may buy additional tree seedlings in packets of 50 that start at $18. For more information on these programs, visit www.forestnursery.org or call (732) 928-0029.