Christie Administration to Provide 112,500 Free Tree Seedlings
The Christie administration will be providing 112,500 tree seedlings free of charge to municipalities for them to distribute to residents as part of an ongoing partnership with the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign, the State Forest Service, and the non-profit Arbor Day Commission. Towns that registered to take part in the program will each recieve up to 2000 seedlings which they will then distribute to residents at centralized distribution sites. Residents will have their pick of 34 different tree species and are allowed to take home up to 5 seedlings to plant. This program has been running for 4 years now, and was originally launched to help undo some of the damage done to NJ's flora in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. So far 459,500 seedlings have been distributed as part of the program.