NJ Tree Foundation has free trees for Cape May County residents

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The NJ Tree Foundation, in partnership with the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee and the US Forest Service, is giving away 200 trees to residents of Cape May County on a first come-first served basis.

The Middle Township Environmental Commission is hosting this Super Community Tree Giveaway. Trees will be available for pick-up during the township’s Harvest Festival 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at 33 Mechanic St., Cape May Court House.

Available species are red maple and flowering dogwood. Cape May County residents must fill out a simple application at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XVDM3B3 to receive a tree.

Application deadline is Oct. 24 or until all trees are gone. Limit of one tree per household.

Each tree is 2 to 3 feet tall in a 1-gallon pot. Tree planting and care instructions will be provided at pick-up.

About the trees

Red maple, acer rubrum: A large tree growing 50 to 70 feet tall; pyramidal in shape, with vibrant red fall color. Do not plant this tree near or under utility wires.

Flowering dogwood, cornus florida: A small tree reaching 25 to 30 feet tall and wide; blooms small cream-colored flowers.

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 trees will be given away in New Jersey counties that were most negatively impacted by Hurricane Sandy. It will also plant 214 large trees throughout New Jersey.

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