Tree Planting Volunteer Opportunity at Skinny Trees Farm

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Posted on March 8, 2017

Converted from a dairy farm in the 1970s, Skinny Trees Farm is an 11-acre mixed property of forests, meadows, orchard, and pasture next to St. Michaels Farm Preserve in Hopewell Township. In 2013, the Maloof-Poussart family embarked upon a long-term project to rejuvenate the ecological health of their property.  Significant stewardship efforts are underway including the restoration of two wild flower meadows, the removal of invasive species such as dense tangles of Multiflora Rose and Autumn Olive, as well as the reforestation of their rapidly disappearing ash forest caused by the Emerald Ash Borer with native trees, shrubs, and herbs.     

The unexpectedly early warm spring weather is forcing them to speed up their planting efforts! They are looking for volunteers to transplant small tree seedlings (including tupelo, sugar maple, sycamore, native dogwood, black cherry, and red maple trees) before they leaf out to minimize the stress on the trees. They will be holding farm days on Saturday April 8 and Saturday April 22. Transportation to the farm from Princeton will be available, as well as extra gloves, shovels, lunch and snacks!

If you are interested in helping with these reforestation efforts, please sign up on this form! And feel free to email Adam Maloof and Pascale Poussart at if you have any questions.