Department of Environmental Protection

New Jersey Forest Service

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Heritage Tree Conservation and Education

This program is on pause during the Covid-19 Global Pandemic. The New Jersey Forest Service is deciding on how best to administer this program. In the meantime, if you feel you have a Heritage Tree please complete a nomination form and write your tree’s historic story. Please write your heritage story in MS Word and submit to the Big Tree Coordinator via e-mail.

Joseph C. Bennett
Assistant Regional Forester
NJ Big Tree Conservation Program
and NJ Heritage Tree Program
New Jersey Forest Service
Mail Code 501-04
P.O. Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625
609-292-6536 (office)
609-984-0378 (fax)

*If trees are nominated on lands other that NJ State lands, a Right of Access Agreement Form must be completed in addition to the big tree nomination form.

For more information on the NJ Big Conservation Program, please visit