Weequahic Park to receive 150 new trees

April 19, 2013 by  

Earlier this month, the New Jersey Tree Foundation and Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. Essex County Executive, announced that 150 new trees were planted in Weequahic Park in Newark as part of a grant funded by the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service.

No doubt flyer printing and poster printing were used by the Tree Foundation to make those in the city aware of these trees that will help to improve the appearance of the communities and make the neighborhoods more inviting and healthier.

On Monday, April 8 and Tuesday, April 9, crews from the New Jersey Tree Foundation and the Department of Public Works from Essex County worked together to plant the trees. Some of the species that were planted included willow oak, elm, gray birch, dogwood, tulip poplar and bayberry.

Lisa Simmons, Director of the New Jersey Tree Foundation, said that the organization is pleased that it is partnering with Essex County in this endeavor. DiVencenzo added that the County has a great relationship with the Tree Foundation which has helped to plant thousands of new trees in roadways and parks in the County.

In addition to planting trees along streets and roadways and in parks, the New Jersey Tree Foundation plants trees at schools all over New Jersey. Seven municipalities in Essex County, including Glen Ridge, Maplewood, Montclair, East Orange, and Bloomfield have been the recipients of new trees thanks to joint efforts between the County and the Tree Foundation. These exertions have made it possible to plant about 2,000 trees in the county.