The initiative is a citywide stewardship program open to anyone interested in improving Jersey City’s trees. City of Trees plantings will be held throughout October celebrating “National Make A Difference Day“. We will have several days of service that engages volunteers to plant trees in various locations throughout the City.
So, we are collaborating with the City, New Jersey City University, and resident volunteers to start mapping our neighborhoods using GIS mapping technology which will be provided by the City. The City of Trees initiative promotes healthy trees by educating residents and increasing their role in the care of the City’s trees. Through training workshops, volunteers can become part of our citywide “Tree Lovers Crew” (TLC) and share the responsibility to plant and care for trees in their neighborhoods.
Planting trees on the city scale is not the only way to get involved with the City of Trees initiative. This initiative is also perfect for families trying to become more sustainable in their own homes. Many schools are also adopting the City of Trees initiative in their everyday curriculum.