Native Trees of New Jersey
Let’s talk native plants. Trees in particular. Because native plants are adapted to local environmental conditions, they require far less water, saving time, money, and perhaps the most valuable natural resource, water. In addition to providing vital habitat for birds, many other species of wildlife benefits as well. Restoring native plant habitat is vital to preserving biodiversity. By creating a native plant garden, each patch of habitat becomes part of a collective effort to nurture and sustain the living landscape for birds and other animals. Also, as Lady Bird Johnson said, native plants “give us a sense of where we are in this great land of ours.”
In our increasingly urbanised world, much of the threat to our native wildlife is through loss of habitat due to clearing for urban development or agriculture. This can be seen as a “death by a thousand cuts” for our native bushland, which has become increasingly fragmented as a result. Take a look around your local area. Whether you live in the bush or the city, it is likely you will find the last dying remnants of once magnificent stands of trees.
Look closer – do you see any young trees growing to replace those that remain, or any of the native understorey left? If the answer is no then there is something you can do! Activities such as planting native trees in your landscapes.
Within the images below you will find 49 species of trees that are native to New Jersey and as such are adept at growing within the Bergen County New Jersey growing zone. Utilizing trees from among these species of native plants will help promote a “green” environment and help maintain a “natural” growing habitat for plants and animals alike.
Native Deciduous and Evergreen Trees of New Jersey
48 Tree Species Native to New Jersey
Shown Below is Leaf Structure – Fruit – Twig/Branchlet Growth
The images left and right are reference images relative to the trees species shown below
Trees, along with shrubs, form the foundation, or (backbone) of any landscape design. They are permanent and at times the focal point of many landscaped beds. If you have any questions or inquiries regarding trees and/or tree services you can refer to our TREE SERVICES page or contact us at 201 389-6979.