BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Tree seedlings will be available for distribution to Bridgewater residents at two upcoming events in the township.

The availability of the seedlings is part of the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign, which assists communities in the restoration of the tree canopy damaged or destroyed by Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

Seedlings are available on a first come, first served basis, and will include instructions on proper seedling storage, care and maintenance. There is a maximum of five seedlings per household.

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Residents are asked to bring a bag or container to retrieve the seedlings, and are then encouraged to plant them within two days of pick-ups.

The first distribution will be April 29 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Arbor Day Ceremony at Kid Street Park at the municipal building on Commons Way.

The second will be during the Bridgewater Eco-Blast Fair May 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., also at Kid Street Park at the municipal building on Commons Way.

The goal of the campaign is to distribute 500,000 tree seedlings to New Jersey residents over five years. The local program is a joint effort between the Bridgewater Shade Tree Board, New Jersey Forestry Services, New Jersey Soil Conservation Districts, Sustainable Jersey, Arbor Day Foundation, Brothers International, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Wyndham Vacation Resorts and FedEx.

For more information, contact the Bridgewater Department of Human Services at 908-725-5750 or