Arbor Day, first observed in the U.S. in 1872, is celebrated on the last Friday of April, essentially in appreciation of how great trees are. To commemorate the April 29 event this year, commemorative Red Oaks – New Jersey’s state tree – found new roots at New Jersey Transit stations in Woodbridge, Union and Waldwick.
The efforts were led by Russo Development, NJ Transit, Onyx Equities and Terminal Construction who came together with local, county and state officials to celebrate the flora in addition to a shared commitment to their joint venture community developments.
“The trees we are planting today will flourish in these conditions and grow to be symbols of the commitment we and our municipal partners and our important connections to NJ Transit have made to work collaboratively on a greener New Jersey,” said Russo Property Management President Adam Pasternack.
Added NJ Transit President and CEO Kevin Corbett: “We’re pleased to participate in today’s event, which is aligned with the many ways NJ Transit is working to improve our environment, grow local economies, and attract high-end developers. Successful housing development and transit are an unbeatable combination.
“Transit-Oriented Developments proximate to NJ Transit services are prime examples for all communities looking to promote sustainable living.”