New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign Provides Free Tree Seedlings to Residents in Mountainside

Mountainside Mayor and Council announce a grant from the State of New Jersey offering free tree seedlings available to all Mountainside residents as part of the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign. This program helps communities replace trees damaged or destroyed by Super storm Sandy.

From 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, residents will be able to pick up tree seedlings at Borough Hall. 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. No seedlings should be planted within three feet of the roadway.

The goal of the Tree Recovery Campaign is to distribute 600,000 tree seedlings to New Jersey residents over the course of six years. It is a joint effort between the Mountainside Mayor and Council, New Jersey Forest Service, New Jersey Soil Conservation Districts, Sustainable Jersey, Arbor Day Foundation, BJ's Wholesale Club, Canon, and FedEx. 

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 Patricia Gilstrap at the Mountainside Department of Public Works at 908.232.2400 ext. 250. 

Sat, April 27
9:00 am — 11:00 am
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Mountainside Mayor and Council announce a grant from the State of New Jersey offering free tree seedlings available to all Mountainside residents as part of the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign. This program helps communities replace trees damaged or destroyed by Super storm Sandy.

From 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, residents will be able to pick up tree seedlings at Borough Hall.

Mountainside Borough Hall Mountainside, NJ 07092

Mountainside Borough Hall
Mountainside, NJ 07092

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