Mayor Announces Earth Day Forestry Program

Carteret, NJ – Mayor Daniel J. Reiman and the Carteret Borough Council are offering free trees to all interested Carteret homeowners throughout April in honor of Earth Day. Residents may choose between six different tree options, including Downy Serviceberry, Ivory Silk, and Canada Red Chokeberry for curb placement and Tulip, Gunkgo, and Redspire Flowering Pear for yards. The Borough will provide and plant the trees at no cost to residents.

“Earth Day is a time to focus on how going green impacts the environment, both locally and globally,” said Mayor Reiman. “Reforesting our Borough will provide oxygen, purify our air, and beautify our neighborhoods for generations to come. Properly placed trees can reduce residential heating and cooling costs by 20 to 50 percent. That’s real savings for us right here in Carteret.”

There are a limited numbers of trees remaining. Interested homeowners may contact Mayor Reiman’s office at (732) 541-3801, email or complete the printed registration form which was mailed to homes in Carteret in March. Once the tree is planted, it cannot be moved or tampered with and residents are responsible for watering and maintaining the tree. If the tree dies, its removal will be by or at the homeowner’s expense. Requests will be responded to on a first come, first served basis. Residents have the option of a Spring or Fall planting.

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