Since 1999, the NJ Tree Foundation has partnered with hundreds of volunteer groups to plant over 160,000 trees on public lands across the state. The plan to make this year the biggest tree planting event ever and have 15,000 baby trees (1 – 2′ tall) waiting to be planted by volunteers.
White pine, bald cypress, redbud, northern red oak, green ash, and buttonbush will all be available this spring. Schools, local governments, tree groups, non-profit organizations, scout groups, and any volunteer organization may apply for the free trees. All planting must occur on public lands, be done by volunteers and maintained for two years.