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Here are some resources for free trees:

Free Trees for Arbor Day 2007!
Application Deadline: February 16, 2007
The New Jersey Tree Foundation is offering free two-year-old trees (1 2 tall) to celebrate Arbor Day occurring April 27, 2007. A variety of evergreen and deciduous trees are available (usually Green ash, Tulip poplar, Sweet gum, Silky dogwood & Norway spruce). Schools, local governments, tree groups, non-profit organizations, scout groups, and any volunteer organization may apply for the free trees. All planting must occur on public lands, be done by volunteers and maintained for two years.
There are many ways the trees can be used to beautify your neighborhood. Trees can be planted in a vacant lot to create an urban forest, planted as a windbreak for a community garden or at a school, planted in a nursery, or trees can be planted randomly throughout a park or cemetery.
For further information and an application please e-mail Lisa Simms at NJTF1@JUNO.COM .The deadline for application materials is February 16, 2007.


Another Resource:

Frito Lay is making America a little greener by helping to plant 100,000 new trees.

We’re giving the other 25,000 seedling trees to you!

Who can participate?
All nonprofit organizations are being considered. This could include schools, clubs, communities, etc. A designated number of trees will be donated each month to organizations that qualify. To ensure the health of our donated trees, please only apply if your organization has the capabilities to plant in large quantities. Frito-Lay and The National Arbor Day Foundation will not be assisting with the planting of trees. When can my organization apply? You can register online once a month until the program has ended.

How many trees can my organization receive?
Choose up to 50, 100, 150, 200, 250, or 300 donated trees.
How are organizations selected for free trees?
Organizations are chosen each month from all applicants who have registered in that month for the program.
Organizations will be selected in the order in which they apply.

What types of trees will I receive?
If you are chosen to receive donated seedling trees, you will be contacted to choose your trees. We will encourage you to receive the appropriate trees for your growing zone. Available trees: Blue Spruce, Pin Oak, Red Maple, Red Oak, Redbud, River Birch, Scarlet Oak, Silver Maple, Sugar Maple, Thornless Honeylocust, Tuliptree, White Dogwood and White Pine.

How will my organization be notified?
Organizations chosen to receive donated trees will be notified each month by e-mail.

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