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Free Tree Seedlings
Release Date: March 01, 2019

“New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign Provides Free Tree Seedlings to Residents in Mendham Borough”
 


Free tree seedlings will be available to Mendham Borough residents in the month of April as part of the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign.
 
From April 22nd – April 26th between the hours of 9am – 2pm, residents will be able to pick up tree seedlings at Mendham Borough Public Works, 37 Ironia Road.  Seedlings are available on a first come, first served basis, with a limit of 10 per household (mix and match varieties).  Seedlings 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.
 
To date, more than 332,982 trees have been distributed, but many more are still needed. With your help, we can restore the delicate tree and shoreline balance that makes New Jersey so unique.  It is a joint effort between Mendham Borough, New Jersey Forest Service, New Jersey Soil Conservation Districts, Sustainable Jersey, Arbor Day Foundation and more.
 
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.
 
For a list of all distribution locations across the state, visit  https://www.arborday.org/programs/community-tree-recovery/new-jersey.cfm.
 
If you have any questions please contact Carolynn Budd at 973-543-6535 or dpw@mendhamnj.org

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