More than 100 trees were scheduled to be planted in Crystal Lake Park in Camden County Friday to celebrate the 63rd State Arbor Day.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Proection’s Community Forestry Program, along with the New Jersey Comunity Forestry Council and the New Jersey Tree Foundation will be part of the festivities, which will also take place along the streets of Haddon Township.
“Today, we recognize tyeh importance of trees, their beauty and ecological value, and applaud those committed to tree planting and care across New Jersey,” DEP Commissioner Bob Martin said.
Friday’s event includes more than 300 volunteers were expected to be part of the tree planting effort.
The DEP says the trees will help to restore the declining tree canopy in Crystl Lake Park and the surroundingn community, where trees have died from old age or disease.