DENVILLE, NJ -- Free tree seedlings will be available to Denville Township residents as part of the New Jersey Forest Service’s Tree Recovery Campaign. Residents from Denville can pick up tree seedlings Sat Apr 23, 9-11 a.m, at the upper pavilion of Gardner Field, 2 Savage Road. There will be signage with direction. Masks are required to be worn for pick-ups.

Seedlings are available on a first come, first served basis. Residents will be provided with a care guide that addresses seedling storage, general care, and appropriate planting location. The seedlings should be planted within two days after pick-up to prevent the roots from drying out.

In 2019, the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign met its goal of distributing more than 600,000 tree seedlings to New Jersey residents over a seven-year period. With natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy, and damage caused by several new invasive insects, the need for new tree seedlings remains significant. Therefore, the campaign has continued into its 7th year.

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Among many other benefits, trees improve the visual appeal of neighborhoods and business districts, increase property values, reduce home cooling costs, remove air pollutants and provide wildlife habitat, said commission officials.

For a list of all distribution locations across the state, visit forestry.nj.gov or facebook.com/ newjerseyforests

 

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