Superstorm Sandy victims in Ocean County are urged to apply for free trees no later than Wednesday, said Robert J. Everett, president of the Berkeley Little League.
The trees come courtesy of the New Jersey Tree Foundation, the U.S. Forest Service and the New York/New Jersey Super Bowl host committee.
The Berkeley Little League is coordinating the giveaway, which is limited to one tree per household.
To receive one of the 200 trees available, fill out a simple application at http://svy.mk/16oKAbm) .
Trees must be picked up on Saturday between 9:00 a.m. -
12:00 p.m at the Little League Complex on 43 Moorage Avenue, Bayville.
There are 140 redbud trees and 60 yellow birch trees available. 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.
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
Redbud, Cercis canadensis. A small growing tree reaching about 25' tall and just as wide. Redbuds have showy, pink flowers in the spring, and heart-shaped leaves.
Betula alleghaniensis, Yellow birch. A large growing multi-stemmed tree that can reach 80' at maturity. Yellow birch has showy, yellow fall color. Do not plant this tree near or under utility wires!
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 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.