Monroe to participate in free seedling distribution on April 14

Eric Sucar
A jogger braves the cold and rainy weather as she makes her way around Roosevelt Park in Edison on December 26.

The Monroe Township Shade Tree Commission will participate in the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign, distributing 2,000 free seedlings to residents at various locations on April 14.

Up to five seedlings will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be accompanied by instructions for storage, care and planting from 9-11 a.m. at the Department of Public Works, 76 Spotswood Gravel Hill Road; from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at James Monroe Park, Dey Grove-Bergen Mills Road; and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Monroe Township Library, 4 Municipal Plaza, and the Monroe Township Community Center, 120 Monmouth Road.

For more information, call the Shade Tree Commission at 732-521-4400 or visit