Department of Environmental Protection

New Jersey Forest Service

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Urban & Community Forestry
The New Jersey Urban & Community Forestry Program (NJUCF) is where biotic and abiotic resources connect to increase the function of our urban, human-occupied ecosystems.

Authorized by the New Jersey Shade Tree and Community Forestry Assistance Act (N.J.S.A. 13: 1L-17.1 et. seq.), this unique program works to encourage, promote, and support the local stewardship and effective management of trees and forest ecosystems in New Jersey’s communities through technical assistance and financial assistance.

The program continues to seek cutting edge opportunities and innovative initiatives to assist local governments statewide in their efforts to establish and grow local, self-sustaining urban and community forestry programs. The program is continually forging new and exciting partnerships in order to strengthen local programs and their ability to manage and conserve trees and forests for the benefits they provide now and for future generations.

For general inquiries regarding the NJ Urban and Community Forestry Program,

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Press Releases

Urban & Community Forestry Program press releases are found on the main New Jersey Forest Service homepage.

Award Nominations Announcement

J. Sterling Morton award

NJUCF Achievement Award