Free tree seedlings will be available at Clark, Garwood

CLARK/GARWOOD, NJ – In an effort to bring more greenery to the area and celebrate Arbor Day, residents can get five bare root seedlings for free at Clark and Garwood.

The New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign helps communities restore tree canopy damaged or destroyed by Super Hurricane Sandy.

To date, more than 500,000 trees have been distributed in New Jersey through this program. The New Jersey Tree Salvage Campaign partners with the New Jersey Forest Service and the Arbor Day Foundation.

Here is a complete list of tree seedling pick-up locations and dates in Union County:

  • Township of Berkeley Heights, April 23, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Columbia Middle School, 345 Plainfield Avenue #2
  • Township of Clark, April 30, 9 a.m. to noon, 315 Westfield Avenue (behind the police station)
    to the installation of public works
  • Fanwood Borough, April 29, 4 p.m., Carriage House Park
    402 East High Street, Bound Brook (immediately after Arbor Day tree planting)
  • Borough of Garwood, April 30, 10 a.m. to noon, borough municipal parking lot, 403 South Avenue
  • Mountainside Borough, April 23, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., DPW Building, 1385 US Highway 22
  • Borough of New Providence, April 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Memorial Library Staff Parking Lot
    377 Elkwood Avenue
  • Roselle Park Borough, April 29, 10:30 a.m., Sherman Elementary School, 375 Grant Avenue
  • Township of Scotch Plains, April 23, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Municipal Library, 1927 Bartle Avenue
  • Township of Springfield, April 29, 10 a.m., Veteran’s Memorial Park, corner of Mountain Road
    and Shunpike Road

Click here for more pickup locations. Go to last page for planting instructions.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • How big are the trees? Six-inch to two-foot-tall bare-root seedlings in a five-pack.
  • What should I bring? Show up at the place indicated on the date and at the time indicated. No registration or ID required. Be sure to register if your municipality requests it. Bring a mask.
  • What type of tree species will I receive? Each location may have a variety of tree species, but there is no published list of species by location. Species are distributed based on what grows best in that area. Upstate municipalities may receive persimmons or red oaks, while southern cities may receive Virginia pine or other species suited to that region. Salt-tolerant seedlings are distributed in coastal towns. These can be blueberries or beach plums, shrubs commonly found on dunes and other coastal environments.

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