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Plant a Tree for East Brunswick: Free Seedlings Available on April 8

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Saplings of the Northern Red Oak, New Jersey's state tree, may be among those available on April 8 in East Brunswick. Credits: pinterest.com
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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ  – Many trees in East Brunswick are starting to die as a result of an elevated water table created during Superstorm Sandy in October 2012. On windy days, it is not unusual for residents to see branches or entire tree limbs littering the streets and lawns in the township. In East Brunswick and other towns in the Garden State, the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign is doing something about it.

The East Brunswick Shade Tree Division will be distributing free tree seedlings to East Brunswick residents on April 8 as part of the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign. This program helps communities replace trees damaged or destroyed by Sandy.

The huge coastal storm left the community with many dead and damaged trees 4 1/2 years ago. These trees create defining features of many neighborhoods as well as give numerous benefits to residents. Through the NJ Tree Recovery Campaign, community residents can replant those missing trees.

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Residents will be able to pick up tree seedlings at the East Brunswick Recycling Center, 357 Dunhams Corner Road from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 8. The seedlings are bare root and range in size from six to 24 inches in length, depending on species.  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.

 

The goal of the Tree Recovery Campaign is to distribute over 500,000 tree seedlings to New Jersey residents over the course of the next five years. It is a joint effort between East Brunswick, New Jersey Forest Service, New Jersey Soil Conservation Districts, Sustainable Jersey, Arbor Day Foundation, Brothers International, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Wyndham Vacation Resorts, 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.

 

Seedlings will be sent to appropriate parts of the state that favor their growth.  New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign 2017 Potential tree species available for communities include the following:  

Red Maple  

Sugar Maple

Pawpaw

River Birch

Gray Birch  
Hackberry

Flowering Dogwood  

Dogwood

Persimmon

American Holly  

Black Walnut  

Red Cedar

Sweetgum

Bayberry  

Black Gum

Norway Spruce

Improved Pitch Pine

White Pine

Loblolly Pine

Virginia Pine

Sycamore

Beach Plum

Black Cherry

White Oak

Swamp White Oak

Pin Oak

Willow Oak

Chestnut Oak

Northern Red Oak

Black Oak

Bald Cypress 

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 Jill Veit at jill.veit@eastbrunswick.org.

 

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