In their continuing effort to promote Madison's civic and volunteer organizations, Coccia Realty is happy to display the Friends of Madison Shade Trees, in their store-front, located at 49 Main Street, for the month of August.

"It is all about community" states Jeffrey Halpern, Vice President-Branch Manager of the full-service Realty firm, "and this organization as well as Madison's Shade Tree Management Board, Parks Advisory Committee and the Garden Club of Madison, play a vital role in keeping Madison green and clean."

According to the I-Tree program, last year the the street trees of Madison:  removed 7,143 pounds of carbon dioxide from the air; removed 53,444 pounds of five different pollutants; retained 69,220 gallons of water that otherwise would have run-off; added in aesthetic terms alone $309,621 to the value of Madison properties; and saved $304,255 in heating and cooling energy costs.

"Trees play a role in our lives every day" continues Halpern.  "especially in our business as it can add or detract market value of a home"

The Friends of Madison Shade Trees can only continue with the help of the community and for those interested in donating, please stop into the Coccia Realty Office and pick up a brochure that also contains some other interesting facts about the importance of trees.

Coccia Realty, Inc., celebrating it's 50th Anniversary, is one of the fastest growing independent real estate firms with offices throughout Northern New Jersey.  It is in the top 2% of closed sales in the New Jersey Multiple Listing Service for 2010.  For all your real estate needs please contact Coccia Realty at 973-377-4400 or or visit their offices at 49 Main Street or their website at