Tree Foundation offers free trees for groups

The New Jersey Tree Foundation, Trenton, is offering free two-year-old trees to New Jersey volunteer groups. The trees will be available for October planting, and applications will be taken until Aug. 17.

The foundation is donating the trees to celebrate "Make a Difference Day" on Oct. 27. Groups that may apply for the trees are schools, local governments, tree groups, nonprofit organizations, Scout groups, and volunteer organizations.

The planting must be done on public lands by volunteers, and trees must be maintained for two years.

For more information or an application, call Lisa Simms, programs director, at (609) 984-3856.