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Special Events


Backyard Forestry
in 90 Minutes

Second Thursday of Every Month
7:00pm - 8:30 pm

Free programs. Open to the Public.
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Thursday, October 13
Beneficial Bats

Thursday, November 10th
Oaks: Shade & Beauty for you, Lodging & Food for Many Insects

Thursday, December 8th
Grow Your Own Christmas Tree

Thursday, January 12th
Spot Risky Trees Before They Fail


Backyard Forestry is sponsored by State Forest Service, New Jersey Forestry Association, and Rutgers Cooperative Extension.

Second Saturdays

The Forest Resource Education Center is open to the public on the second Saturday of each month.

Take a hike on the trails and visit the display area in the interpretive center to learn about wildfires, trees in our neighborhoods, the history of forestry in New Jersey, and common forest pests.

Stay for a guided hike 1:00 - 2:00 pm

No registration required

Fall Forestry Festival
Oct 1st
10am - 3pm
Rain or Shine

Join us at the Forest Resource Education Center for a day of fun learning about your forests and nature. Some activities will include:
• Paint a pumpkin
• Cut a tree cookie
• Plant acorns
• Build a birdhouse
• Enjoy a hayride
• Build a wood craft








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