Collaborative effort with NJ Tree Foundation implants 150 new trees in county park.
Tuesday, April 9
Essex County announced they have partnered with the New Jersey Tree Foundation to plant 150 new trees in Essex County Weequahic Park in Newark, officials said Tuesday. The tree planting, performed by workers from the Essex County Department of Public Works and New Jersey Tree Foundation, was funded by a grant through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service. It began in the park on Monday, April 8 and continued Tuesday, April 9, and includes species like White Oak, Tulip Poplar, Willow Oak, Red Maple, Elm, Bombardy Poplar, Gray Birch, White Ash, Bayberry, Lilac, Redbud, Dogwood and Hedge Maple, county officials said. “I can’t really say enough about the great relationship with have with the New Jersey Tree Foundation,” Essex …
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Friday, May 18, 2012
The NJ Tree Foundation, the city of Newark, residents and volunteers have been working every weekend this spring to plant trees in six Newark neighborhoods. The NJ Tree Foundation and the city of Newark have continued their partnership of greening the city through the Newark Renaissance Trees Program (NRTP). Through the support of local residents and more than 550 volunteers, 124 new 14- to 16-foot shade and flowering trees were planted. As a partner in the NRTP, Mayor Cory Booker and the city coordinate with the foundation to provide support for all tree plantings events. “As a city, we recognize the importance of local action to address both local public health and global climate change. Our tree-planting program unites our …