TD Tree Days Take Root

by BKwart on October 21, 2014

10.14_Camden trees stockton parkIn October 2014, TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, the Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees), and the NJ Tree Foundation partnered to plant 238 trees throughout three New Jersey communities, made possible by ACTrees TD Tree Days grants.

As a component of TD Forests, the bank’s environmental initiative to expand urban forestry throughout the footprint and enhance community and economic development, TD Bank and ACTrees partnered with various community organizations to host TD TreeDays in communities from Maine to Florida throughout October. The trees planted will provide health, environmental, and recreational benefits, including improved air quality, shade for buildings and can help mitigate the effects of climate change.

The NJ Tree Foundation was fortunate to work with TD Bank and ACTrees to provide new trees in Camden, Neptune, and Liberty State Park in Jersey City. Planted in public locations at parks, playgrounds, and schools, the new trees will be enjoyed by many individuals. The trees were planted by 200 TD Bank employees who volunteered their time to beautify their local communities. Since 2010, TD Tree Day events have planted over 135,000 trees. This year’s plantings were part of ACTrees’ National NeighborWoods® Month – an annual campaign to plant and care for trees during October.

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Visit the NJ Tree Foundation Facebook Page to view more photos of the October 2014 TD Tree Day events in Neptune’s West Lake Avenue Neighborhood, Camden’s Stockton Park, Jersey City’s Liberty State Park, and Camden’s Reverend Evers Park.

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FREE Right Tree – Right Place Seminar

by njtrees on September 30, 2014

The Right Tree, Planted in the Right Place, the Right Way – Living With Trees Post-Superstorm Sandy

The New Jersey Tree Foundation and Public Service Electric & Gas are offering FREE seminars on Planting the Right Tree in the Right Place in a post-Superstorm Sandy world. Topics include:

  • Planting the right tree, in the right place, the right way
  • The importance of mark-outs prior to planting
  • Tree pests, Community Forestry Management Plans
  • Vegetation management policies to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of electric service
  • The importance of species diversity& proper maintenance
  • Funding & programs
Who should attend? Mayors, DPW Supervisors, Environmental & Shade Tree Commissioners, County Officials and any other interested parties. Space is limited. First come first served.
 
Seminar information
Date:  Friday, November 7th
Time: Registration begins at 9:00am. Program starts promptly at 9:30  am and runs until 11:45 am
Place: Secaucus Public Library, 379 Paterson Plank Road, Secaucus, NJ.
Light refreshments will be served.
This seminar is worth 2 Continuing Education Units for towns with a 5-year Community Forestry Management Plan.
Please RSVP by Friday, October 24th by emailing Lisa Simms at njtf1@juno.com
If you would like send a representative(s), please include their names and contact information (email address). 
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Burlington County Tree Planting

by jfranzini

Moorestown Rec. Field Bridgeboro and Westfield Roads Friday, September 19th 9am-12pm Tools and refreshments provided. Volunteers welcome! For more information, please click on the flier to the right or contact Jessica Franzini at jfranzini.njtf@gmail.com or (856) 287-4488. This project is made possible with support from IKEA. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook […]

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Asbury Park Free Tree Giveaway – A Tree For Every Yard!

by njtrees

The NJ Tree Foundation, in partnership with American Forests, is giving away 200 trees to residents of Asbury Park. A Tree For Every Yard will help increase the City’s tree canopy, beautify homes, and help create cool, shady yards. If you would like a free tree for your yard, please fill out this survey. This […]

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Announcing New Supporters

by BKwart

The NJ Tree Foundation is very excited to announce several new supporters for our 2014-2015 fiscal year. We have recently received grants from the following agencies: The Environmental Endowment of New Jersey is supporting our Newark Renaissance Trees Program to improve the Passaic watershed through street tree plantings and resident education. The MKM Foundation has […]

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Free Seminars for County & Local Officials

by njtrees

The Right Tree, Planted in the Right Place, the Right Way – Living With Trees Post-Superstorm Sandy The New Jersey Tree Foundation and Public Service Electric & Gas are offering FREE seminars on Planting the Right Tree in the Right Place in a post-Superstorm Sandy world. Topics include: Planting the right tree, in the right […]

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NJ American Water Supports Camden Trees

by BKwart

On July 9th, New Jersey American Water presented the New Jersey Tree Foundation with a $10,000 check to remove concrete and plant trees in East Camden. The new trees are expected to absorb 15,000 gallons of stormwater annually which will help to reduce flooding and improve the condition of the Delaware watershed. The funding will also support tree care […]

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Asbury Park Tree Planting with American Forests

by njtrees

This fall the NJ Tree Foundation, in partnership with American Forests and Asbury Park,  will plant street trees in the city. Over 100 trees are available for planting between the curb and sidewalk. Each tree will be 12-14 tall. Only small growing, ornamental trees will be planted under utility wires. American Forests, the oldest national conservation […]

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Camden TreeKeepers Workshops: July 2014

by jfranzini

The NJ Tree Foundation is excited to announce our Camden TreeKeepers Workshop dates! These trainings are made possible with support from NJ American Water. Space is limited so please RSVP. Download the flier here. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments […]

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Camden’s Fruit Tree Farmers

by jfranzini

On June 12th, the NJ Tree Foundation and 32 Camden residents gathered at Bridge of Peace Church for the first-ever Fruit Tree Farmer workshop held in the City of Camden! At this session, made possible by the Campbell Soup Foundation, farmers learned how to properly hand-thin, stake, prune, harvest, and prevent problems with their fruit […]

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