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Posted on: October 2, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Hanover's 2019 Free Tree Give-Away

Township of Hanover

Hanover Township is again supporting the Free Tree Give-Away for the fall of 2019.  There are 70 trees available to the first 70 Hanover Township residents who send in their completed forms.  You must be a Hanover Township resident to be eligible and it must be planted in Hanover Township.  ONLY one tree per family per address, please.

If you are interested in receiving a native tree, please fill out this form and either email or mail it to:

Hanover Township Tree Give-Away

1000 Route 10

PO Box 250

Whippany, NJ 07981-0250

Whether sent by mail or e-mail, all forms must be received at the Municipal Building before 4:00 PM on Thursday, October 31st to be eligible.

Trees can be picked up at a local nursery. If the resident cannot pick up the tree, then a delivery option and planting option are available. These would have to be the responsibility of the resident.

Each winner will be mailed a certificate and be required to pick up their choice of tree by November 30th.  Depending on which tree is selected, the tree will measure 6’ – 8’ in height (River birch) or 4’ – 5’ (Green Giant Arborvitae) and will be in lined containers.  Any tree not picked up before the end date will be forfeited and awarded to someone else.  Each winning resident is responsible for picking up, properly installing and maintaining the tree.  There will be no replacement for failed trees.  Careful thought should be given to the location where you plant the tree.  Considerations include township setbacks, easements, the presence of overhead utilities, in-ground service, pavement and proximity to structures of any kind.  The plants being offered are trees, not shrubs and in maturity will require space to grow; the location should be chosen with the future in mind.

Tree Descriptions / Selections

  • River Birch -The River birch naturally grows along riverbanks. But as a landscape tree, it can be planted almost anywhere in the U.S. The species is valued for its relatively rapid growth, tolerance of wetness and some drought, unique curling bark, spreading limbs, and relative resistance to birch borer. 
  • Green Giant Arborvitae - The green giant arborvitae is a large, vigorous, fast-growing evergreen—shooting up by as much as 3 feet per year until maturity. Its natural pyramidal to conical form boasts dense, rich green foliage that darkens or bronzes slightly in the winter. This is an exceptional landscape tree for use as a screen, hedge, or single specimen. It is also resistant to the wind once established and can withstand heavy ice or snow, making it a good choice for a natural windbreak.


2019 Free Tree Give-Away Form (PDF)
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