NEWTON, NJ – Newton residents can get a free tree seedling on May 6 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Newton DPW located at 117 Moran Street.  The project is part of the New Jersey Tree Recovery campaign.

The seedlings will be available on a first come, first serve basis according to township officials.  The young trees will come with instructions on how to store, care for and plant them.  The guide will also assist residents in finding the best spot to plant the seedling so it can grow to a full-grown tree. 

The goal of the campaign is to distribute over 500,000 tree seedlings to New Jersey residents over the next five years.  It is a program designed to help communities replace trees damaged or destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, according to town officials.

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 The future forest initiative is sponsored by:

  • New Jersey Forest Service,
  • Arbor Day Foundation,
  • New Jersey Soil Conservation Districts,
  • Sustainable Jersey,
  • Brothers International,
  • FedEx,
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club,
  • Wyndham Vacation Resorts

Contact Debbie Danielson for additional information.