TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Tree Foundation is offering free two-year-old trees (1’ – 2’ tall) to celebrate Arbor Day 2011 in New Jersey. Schools, local governments, tree groups, non-profit organizations, scout groups, and any volunteer organization may apply for the free trees. All planting must occur on public lands, be done by volunteers and maintained for two years. A variety of evergreen and deciduous trees will be available. For further information or to request an application, please email Lisa Simms at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or download an application from our web site at http://www.newjerseytreefoundation.org/FreeTrees.asp. The deadline for application materials is February 25, 2011.

In 13 years, the NJ Tree Foundation's Celebrate Arbor Day! program has planted over 121,000 trees in parks, schools, and public spaces across New Jersey.

There are many ways the trees can be used to beautify a neighborhood. Trees can be planted in a vacant lot to create an urban forest, planted as a windbreak for a community garden or at a school, planted in a nursery, or trees can be planted randomly throughout a park, school or cemetery.

The New Jersey Tree Foundation is a statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, enhancement and development of urban and community forestry activities in New Jersey through education, volunteerism, community outreach, partnerships, and grants. The Tree Foundation is committed to providing exceptional forestry programs, services and opportunities to New Jersey’s cities and towns.