Volunteers plant trees at the Shane Chapman Playground, Park Avenue (photo credit Shade Commission)
GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--The New Jersey Tree Foundation will be planting 40 trees along the 800 and 900 Blocks of Mercer Street on Saturday, April 17th. The block has lost many trees to old age in recent years, and most have not been replaced. Primarily flowering ornamental trees will be planted, creating pops of color along the street. The NJ Tree Foundation and Gloucester City Shade Tree Committee are working together to organize the tree planting, and the trees will be planted with the help of volunteers.
Saturday, April 17th, 2021, 9:00am-12:00pm Best photo opportunities: 9:00am-10:00am
800 & 900 Block of Mercer Street Gloucester City, NJ 08030
The NJ Tree Foundation, Gloucester City Shade Tree Committee, Gloucester City Residents
The NJ Tree Foundation has planted trees across New Jersey since 1998 to
improve the environment and quality of life. On Saturday, April 17th, the NJ Tree Foundation will be planting 40 trees along Mercer Street with the help of volunteers and residents. While the block had a beautiful tree canopy in past decades, many of the trees have been lost due to old age or disease in recent years. The majority of trees have not been replaced, leaving the residents unable to enjoy all the benefits that trees bring. Trees have a wide range of benefits and can help with issues from cooling air temperatures, absorbing stormwater, and filtering air pollutants, to improving mental health and happiness. Cherries, Lilacs, and Hornbeams will line the street, creating shade and beauty for residents to enjoy.