For Immediate Release:
April 16, 2012
Tree planting event needs volunteers
County to assist with watershed improvement effort
FREEHOLD, NJ – Up to 300 trees will be planted by volunteers along County Route 524 (Adelphia-Farmingdale Road) and Ketcham Road in Howell on Saturday, April 28. The event will begin at 9 a.m. rain or shine.
This tree planting event is part of the county’s community forestry program that is overseen by the Monmouth County Department of Public Works and Engineering.
“Tress can reduce the erosion of our precious topsoil by wind and water, cut heating and cooling costs, moderate the temperature, clear the air, produce life-giving oxygen and provide habitat for wildlife while providing beauty in our communities,” said Freeholder Serena DiMaso liaison to the county Shade Tree Commission.
The county divisions of Shade Tree and Planning are assisting with the Ketcham Road project in cooperation with Americorps Watershed Ambassador program and the NJ State Nursery.
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