Beautiful view of the North Carolina Forest where The Gifted Tree has planting projects to plant gift trees.

Newark, New Jersey

“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.” – John Muir

Project Description

This Gift Tree Planting Project is in Newark, New Jersey, in the Abington Avenue School neighborhood.  This project is part of The Gifted Tree’s urban forestry projects where donations, instead of planting individual trees, will help plant groves of trees in urban areas – neighborhood parks, schools, and urban campuses – ensuring environmental justice in city-centered projects where trees are desperately needed. The trees planted are more mature in their growth cycle and average 3-6 feet in height when planted, helping to ensure long-term survivability and the ability to thrive in this urban area setting.

Newark has been subject to environmental injustices for decades due to high amounts of industry, development, and air and water pollution, and nearly all of Newark is designated as an overburdened community by the EPA. Most Newark residents have limited access to green space, and this project will help ensure that everyone has access to trees and the benefits they provide- air pollution removal, stormwater pollution capture, carbon sequestration, and urban heat regulation – regardless of their zip code or income levels. The tree planting events planned with this project will also help to bring neighbors together and build communities.

Many species will be planted to develop a diverse and resilient tree canopy and include Eastern Redbud, Hawthorn, Flowering Cherry, Lilac, and Maple, all native to the area. Your trees will be part of a healthy forest system and will protect biodiversity, creating habitat for migrating birds and pollinators. Additionally, your trees will provide social benefits, allowing the residents the opportunity to experience and enjoy their natural space and the resulting health benefits that open green space provides.  

Virtual Tour

You can view the general area of this planting project by clicking on the following link:

Virtual Tour – New Jersey

Once connected to the map, feel free to zoom in and out to get a feel of the general planting
area as well as its location in New Jersey, the United States, and the world. The link is best viewed on a
personal computer as opposed to a cell phone. Please understand that this is the general area of the tree planting
as we do not know the specific grove of trees. T
here is no plaque designating the gift tree although one can visit Kissena Park.
Know that the tree planting project is making a monumental difference for the earth and
opening a new doorway to the world for future generations. If you have any questions, please
view our contact information at:

Preserve Their Legacy For Future Generations.

Location listed on tree tribute planting certificate =Newark, New Jersey

If you have any questions, or need help in placing an order, please feel free to contact us.