Free Tree Seedlings April 23

Tree Seedling Giveaway April 23, 2022

In celebration of Earth Day, the Hazlet Environmental Commission will hand out free tree seedlings from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at the Hazlet Environmental Commission building at 399 Middle Road, Hazlet, NJ. 

No registration is required. The seedlings are: 

  • Mockernut Hickory
  • Hackberry
  • Flowering Dogwood
  • Kousa Dogwood
  • Cornelian Cherry
  • Tulip Poplar
  • Willow Oak

Seedlings are available on a first come, first served basis, come with instructions on how to store, care for, and plant the trees. The guides help residents choose the right place on a property to plant a tree while keeping in mind the tree’s full-grown size in the future. Residents should plant the seedlings within two days after pick-up in order to prevent the roots from drying out.

About the Campaign
The goal of the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign is to distribute over 700,000 tree seedlings to New Jersey residents over the course of eight years was met in 2020.  With natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy, and the damage caused by several new invasive insects to New Jersey, our state needs more new tree seedlings than ever before.  Therefore, the campaign is moving into its 8th year. 

The program is a joint effort between Hazlet Township, NJ Forest Service, Urban and Community Forestry Program, NJ Forest Service Nursery, New Jersey Soil Conservation Districts, Arbor Day Foundation, FedEx, International Paper, State Farm and iCIMS.

When properly planted and maintained, trees can be assets to a community. They improve the visual appeal of a neighborhood or business district, increase property values, reduce home cooling costs, remove air pollutants, and provide wildlife habitat, among many other benefits. 

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

Sponsored by Community Tree Recovery. an Arbor Day Foundation Program.


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 Adopt a Tree! Come to our Free Tree Seedling Giveaway on Saturday, April 23 and receive a bundle of five trees to take home.    
Bring them home, nurture their growth. Then, bring some back for planting in the Natco Park community garden. 
We'd love to see how your seedlings grow! Post a photo to our Facebook page @HazletEnvironmentalCommission