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3/26/2024 - “New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign Provides Free Tree Seedlings to Residents in Deptford Township”, 4/20/2024 - 8AM - 11AM

 

Deptford Township Mayor Paul Medany, Township Council and the Deptford Environmental Commission are pleased to announce the “New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign Provides Free Tree Seedlings to Residents in Deptford Township

From 8:00AM to 11:00AM on April 20, 2024, residents will be able to pick up tree seedlings at the Municipal Building, 1011 Cooper Street, Deptford. 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 Tree Recovery Campaign has distributed over 828,000 tree seedlings to New Jersey residents over the course of 11 years. With natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy, and the damage caused by several new invasive insects to New Jersey, our state needs more new tree seedlings than ever before. Therefore, the campaign is moving into its 12th year. The program is a joint effort between Deptford Township, NJ Forest Service, Urban and Community Forestry Program, NJ Forest Service Nursery, New Jersey Soil Conservation Districts, Arbor Day Foundation, FedEx, Texpo Energy and Tomorrow Energy.

When 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 contact Brittany Ford at (856) 686-2204 ext. 2260 or via email at bford@deptford-nj.org.