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New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign Provides Free Tree Seedlings in Lambertville

Free native tree seedlings will be given away on Saturday, April 27, from 10 am to 1pm at Cavallo Park, 2 Mt. Hope Street, Lambertville, by Lambertville Goes Wild and the Lambertville Environmental Commission. Seedlings come with instructions on how to store, care for, and plant the trees. The instructions also help identify the right place to plant each seedling given the specific needs and expected mature size of the species.  The seedlings should be planted within two days after pick-up to prevent the roots from drying out.

 

When properly planted and maintained, trees can be important assets to a community. They help mitigate flood potential, reduce home cooling costs, improve visual appeal of neighborhoods and business districts, increase property values, remove air pollutants, and provide wildlife habitat.

 

The seedling giveaway is part of the New Jersey Forest Service’s New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign, which is now entering its twelfth year. The Campaign has distributed over 828,000 tree seedlings to New Jersey residents to date. With natural disasters like Hurricanes Sandy and Ida and the damage caused by several invasive insects, New Jersey needs more new tree seedlings than ever before.  The program is a joint effort between Lambertville, NJ Forest Service, Urban and Community Forestry Program, and NJ Forest Service Nursery, New Jersey Soil Conservation Districts, Arbor Day Foundation, FedEx, Texpo Energy, and Tomorrow Energy.

 

For a list of all distribution locations across the state, visit www.forestry.nj.gov or www.facebook.com/newjerseyforests.

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