Trees bring shade, pride to Camden neighborhoods Cherry Hill Courier Post - Cherry Hill,NJ,USA
The N.J. Tree Foundation's Urban Airshed Reforestation Program in Camden wasn't expected to last this long when it first started in 2002. At that time, the state Department of Environmental Protection had given the Trenton-based nonprofit $1 million, half of the settlement a utility paid for an air pollution violation. The foundation planned to plant as many trees as that money could buy over three years.
By now, the foundation has planted more than 3,240 trees throughout the city with the help of some 6,100 volunteers and 104 partnerships.
That's six times more than the foundation has planted in a similar effort in Newark over the past three years.
In total, the group estimates they've added about 10 acres of canopy cover to the city with 81 species of trees.