MICKLETON — From 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (or until the seedlings are gone) on Saturday, April 6, residents of East Greenwich Township will be able to pick up tree seedlings at Municipal Building, 159 Democrat Road, Mickleton.
Seedlings will be distributed in packages of five of one variety on a first come first served basis with a limit of one package per household. There will be a variety of deciduous and evergreen species suitable for New Jersey climate.
Seedlings also come with instructions on how to store, care for, and plant them. 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.
The goal of the Tree Recovery Campaign is to distribute over 500,000 tree seedlings to New Jersey residents over the course of five years. It is a joint effort between East Greenwich Township, New Jersey Forest Service, New Jersey Soil Conservation Districts, Sustainable Jersey, Arbor Day Foundation, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Canon, and FedEx.