State Forest Lands
The New Jersey Forest Service monitors and maintains 837,230 acres of state-owned open space. Please click here to view our current projects.
- Mitigating the spread of invasive pest EAB and reducing hazardous ash along the 70 miles of towpath trails
- Removal and treatment will occur along towpath.
- To prevent spread of EAB, ash trees will be cut and left on site
- First state park to officially find EAB
- More information on EAB please visit emeraldashborer.nj.gov
- Mowing of uprooted, toppled, and severely damaged trees from Superstorm Sandy.
- Control of invasive species like Japanese barberry, and wineberry.
- Planting of seedlings will occur if natural regeneration is unsuccessful.
- Fence out deer from eating seedlings.
- Promote regeneration of shortleaf pine and mixed oak species.
- Retain and create snags (dead standing trees) for habitat and remove pine regeneration.
- Combine multiple management practices to achieve ideal RHWP habitat.
- Increase recreational (birdwatching) value of the 12-acre site.
- Provide nesting, foraging and protection from ground predators.
- Salvage the Atlantic-white cedar trees which were damaged and/or blown down during Superstorm Sandy.
- Simultaneously promote new AWC growth through a combination of management practices, including treatment with herbicide to help reduce competition from hardwoods, deer exclusion fencing, and replanting.
- Remove trees that pose a hazard of falling.
- Combat the spread of EAB and reduce the hazard of falling trees within the Green Grove Day Use area.
- Salvage and utilize the removed ash.
- Treat for invasive species.
- Remove ash trees as part of a larger preventative effort to combat the spread of EAB.
- Only remove trees located in and around high use areas posing the greatest risk.
- Enhance forest health and resilience.