These days, trees need a hug.
Driving along the Garden State Parkway, or between Philadelphia and Cape May, it may not be obvious that trees are suffering in South Jersey, but they are. Extreme weather, overdevelopment, the spotted lantern fly are just a few of the threats.
Over the years, American chestnut trees, American elms, maple trees have all been threatened...More recently, the southern pine beetle has invaded pine forests in South Jersey. Closing in are new threats just beyond our border, including oak wilt, which threaten our state tree, the northern red oak, already under attack in South Jersey by bacterial leaf scorch.*
While there are plenty of resources for our urban counterparts, South Jersey trees also need support, and that's how I Give A Tree was born.
There are four ways to support our work financially.
Donate directly to I Give A Tree using this button.
You may also mail us a check. Please make your check payable to "I Give A Tree" and mail to:
PO Box 155, Cape May Point, New Jersey, 08212.
I Give A Tree t-shirts are available for sale at tacoshop in Cape May Court House.
Finally, we are always looking for partners to help offset our operational costs, or to match donations and get us closer to our goal. Contact us and let's get started!
I Give A Tree is powered by volunteers. Join our team to help fundraise, plant, and educate.
We're currently looking for a Sponsor Liaison, and Event Coordinator. Interested in these or other opportunities? Fill in the contact form below.
request a tree
Property owners, including residential and commercial properties, can request free trees from I Give A Tree simply by filling in this form.
To qualify for a tree, you must promise to care for the tree by watering and mulching it.
Please note that in the event that demand for trees exceed the number of trees we have to give, we will put you on a waitlist for a tree.