ACUA News

09/05/13

Super Community Tree Giveaway

2,014 Trees with the 2014 Super Bowl Host Committee

The NJ Tree Foundation, in partnership with the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee, is giving away 200 trees to residents of Atlantic County on a first come-first served basis. The Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) is hosting this Super Community Tree Giveaway. Trees will be available for pick up at the ACUA Environmental Park, 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234 on Saturday October 12, 2013 from 9:00am – 12:00pm. Available species are Willow Oak and Flowering Dogwood. We are strongly encouraging residents in the shore towns and other towns impacted by Superstorm Sandy to sign up for the free tree giveaway. Both tree types available are suitable for planting in the island and bayfront areas impacted by Sandy. Atlantic County residents must fill out a simple application at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZF5BCD5 to receive a tree. Application deadline is 10/10/2013 or until all trees are gone. Limit of one tree per household.

Each tree is 2-3’ tall in a 2- or 3-gallon pot and will easily fit into a car. Tree planting and care instructions will be provided at pickup.

About the trees:

Willow Oak, Quercus phellos: A large sized tree reaching 50-70’ tall and 20-30’ wide that has pretty willow-like leaves. Do not plant this tree near or under utility wires.

Flowering Dogwood, Cornus florida: A small tree reaching 25-30’ tall and wide. Blooms small cream-colored flowers.

The NJ Tree Foundation is partnering with the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee to plant 2,014 trees. As part of this effort, 1,800 2-4′ trees will be given away in New Jersey counties that were most negatively impacted by Hurricane Sandy – Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Union. We will also plant 214 large trees, 12-15′ tall, throughout New Jersey. This tree giveaway is sponsored by the US Department of Agriculture Forest Service and the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee.

The NJ Tree Foundation is a state-wide non-profit organization dedicated to planting trees in NJ's most under-served neighborhoods.



 
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