On October 29, 2012, Superstorm Sandy made landfall on the shores of New Jersey. This massive storm damaged more than 340,000 homes and took the lives of 37 individuals. It has been classified as the most severe storm of the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season and has caused $30 billion in economic losses to businesses.
As the citizens of New Jersey rebuild their communities, the Arbor Day Foundation will work to bring back the beauty of the tree line back to this shoreline state. The New Jersey Tree Recovery campaign is a partnership between the Foundation and the New Jersey of State Forestry Service. This campaign will focus on providing trees to homeowners and communities who lost their urban canopy in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
To date, more than 200,000 trees have been distributed, but many more are still needed. With your help, we can restore the delicate tree and shoreline balance that makes New Jersey so unique.
Environmental and Societal Impact of 229,812 Trees Over 40 Years info
- snowflake Cooling Savings (kWh) = $30,948,016
- flame Heating Savings (kBtu) = $102,557,435
- lightbulb Net Energy Savings (kBtu) = $133,566,734
- cloud Net Carbon Dioxide Reductions = 655,730 tons
- fan Air Pollution Reductions = 2,803 tons
- droplet Hydrology (Rainfall Inception) Increase = 3,290,907,840 gallons