PLAINFIELD, NJ - Many neighborhoods in and around Plainfield are still cleaning up from the effects of stormy weather experienced in late Spring. Protecting the remaining landscapes and providing the best care can be a daunting task. To help educate residents, The City of Plainfield’s Shade Tree Commission is sponsoring a workshop by the New Jersey Tree Foundation’s Tree Keeper. The workshop is scheduled to take place at the Plainfield Public Library on Monday, July 23, 2018 from 6 pm to 8 pm. The workshop will cover tree care, maintenance, pruning and watershed health and includes free tools and educational materials for participants.

The New Jersey Tree Foundation is a statewide, nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion, enhancement and development of urban and community forestry activities in New Jersey through education, volunteerism, community outreach, partnerships, and grants. The Tree Foundation is committed to providing exceptional forestry programs, services and opportunities to New Jersey's cities and towns. One the popular community programs are the annual Arbor Day celebrations held in many cities.  Plainfield’s Shade Tree Commission celebrated Arbor Day earlier this Spring with a dedication and ceremony at City Hall.

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The goals of the Tree Foundation are to disseminate the importance of community forestry activities to a broad range of participants, expand urban, suburban and rural forestry activities, promote volunteerism and strengthen relationships between the private and public sector of forestry experts through innovative programs and projects.

The Tree Keeper’s workshop is free to Plainfield residents. To attend, please RSVP via email to or by calling 609-439-1755. Please leave your name, email address and group you are representing. Non-Plainfield residents may also attend for a small fee. is Plainfield's free online daily newspaper for Plainfield, NJ news. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook, Twitter @PlainfieldTAP, and on Instagram @tapintoplainfield for all of your Plainfield local news.

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