Clark DPW Announces Tree Seedling Give-Away; Grass Bag Pick-up

Pick up a free tree seedling at the Clark DPW on Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. until noon.

CLARK, NJ - Free tree seedlings are available to Clark residents on Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. until noon, the Clark DPW announced. The give-away is part of the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign, developed to help communities replace trees damaged or destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.

“The seedlings are available on a first come, first served basis,” DPW Supervisor Scott McCabe said. “They 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, McCabe said.  Kousa dogwood and black gum seedlings are available.

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The DPW facility is located on Westfield Avenue, behind the Clark Police Station and next to the Arthur L. Johnson High School.

The Tree Recovery Campaign’s goal is to distribute over 500,000 tree seedlings to New Jersey residents over the course of the next five years, McCabe said. Contributing to the effort are:

  • Township of Clark
  • New Jersey Forest Service
  • New Jersey Soil Conservation Districts
  • Sustainable Jersey
  • Arbor Day Foundation
  • Brothers International
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Wyndham Vacation Resorts
  • 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.

Clark residents may also pick up a set of free lawn and leaf bags on Saturday morning, McCabe said.  Due to new grass collection procedures, Clark residents must place clippings in biodegradable bags. Bag pick-up is from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

It is also the township’s monthly electronics drop-off during the same time period.

Questions may be directed to Scott McCabe at

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