88th Annual Conference!!!
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Be sure to join us for this year's 88th Annual Conference, held on Friday and Saturday, October 25-26, 2013, at the Crowne Plaza Philadelphia/Cherry Hill Hotel, 2349 West Marlton Pike, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002. We welcome guest speakers:
- Dr. Chris Luley of Urban Forestry, LLC
- Dr. Bruce Fraedrich of Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories
- Dr. Jason Grabosky of Rutgers University
- Dr. William Elmendorf of Penn State Dept of Ecosystem Management
- Anne Buckelew, Mid-Atlantic Urban Forestry Coordinator of US Forest Service
- Dr. Lindsay Campbell of the USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station
- Rich Buckley and Bruce Crawford of Rutgers University
- Bill Brash of Mercer County Soil Conservation District.
Join us for the "Fall Feast" Saturday evening and treat yourself to a night on the town and enjoy mouth watering comfort food and live music by The New Earth Trio
. If you haven't joined us in the past, you are missing out. Make it a point to experience the conference. You won't be disappointed. If you have attended in the past, be sure to come back! Click on the schedule link below for detailed information.
Don't forget to register for the event! Download the registration form which you can fill in online then print, or print then fill in and mail with with your payment.
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Touchdowns and Trees
Tree Giveaways for NJ Counties Most Devastated by Hurricane Sandy
The NJ Tree Foundation is partnering with the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee, the NFL, Verizon, and the US Forest Service to plant 2,014 trees.
As part of this project, 1,800 free 2-5' tall trees will be given away to residents in the nine New Jersey counties most devastated by Hurrican Sandy: Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Union.
If you live in one of these counties, you are eligible to receive a free tree!
Click here to learn more and to download an application to receive a tree.
The tree giveaways will be hosted by local organizations on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month of October. We are so grateful for the support from all of our host partners!
Economic Impact of Urban Forestry in New Jersey
According to the U.S. Forest Service, 80% of the U.S. population lives in urban areas (U.S. Forest Service, 2012.) As the U.S. urban population increases, it is important to conserve green spaces within urban areas, and the influence of urban forest management will undoubtedly increase (Nowak et al. Forest Science.) There are approximately 39 million acres of forest in urban areas in the U.S. (U.S. Forest Service, 2012.) These urban and community forests can serve to revitalize cities and create healthier living environments for citizens.
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NJ State Forest Services Community Forestry Program CEUs
The NJ Shade Tree Federation has partnered with the NJ Forest Service's Community Forestry Program to track Community Forestry Program CEUs. Pam Zipse is the new training coordinator. The tracking of the NJ Forest Service's Community Forestry Program Continuing Education Units (CEU) and CORE, for compliance with the New Jersey Shade Tree and Community Forestry Assistance Act, will now be managed by Pam. Please be sure to introduce yourself to Pam at the NJ Shade Tree Federation Conference in Cherry Hill. She looks forward to working with you.
The procedures will remain the same. You can still submit for credits from training programs you have attended or for upcoming events where you would like to secure Community Forestry CEUs in advance. In addition, Pam will help you track your status with the Community Forestry Program, and can help you determine your municipality's or county's individual training needs under the NJ Shade Tree and Community Forestry Assistance Act.
If you have any questions about your current status or training needs under the Act, if you need to request CEU credits, or if you would like to report or find a training opportunity, please do not hesitate to contact Pam. She can best be reached by e-mail at: email@example.com
Training documentation should be mailed to: NJ Shade Tree Federation, Community Forestry Continuing Education, P.O. Box 2502, Southampton, NJ 08088-2502.
Legislation Introduced in the State of New Jersey General Assembly Concerning Shade Tree Commissions and Public Utility Companies
The membership of the NJ Shade Tree Federation should be aware of the following legislation that has been introduced in the Assembly:
Introduced January 8, 2013, this Act requires electric public utilities and municipal and county shade tree commissions meet annually concerning vegetation management, and implement vegetation management plans. Read more or download pdf.
Introduced February 7, 2013, this Act requires electric public utilities to undertake vegetation management practices near power lines.
Read more or download pdf.
Benefits of Community Trees — Urban Forestry Presentation
The New Jersey Shade Tree Federation is a non-profit
organization that has been assisting those individuals and agencies
entrusted with the selection, planting and care of trees, since
Our objective is to provide our members with the latest up-to-date
information and techniques, as well as other related topics of
interest and importance.
The New Jersey Shade Tree Federation accomplishes its objectives
by bringing knowledgeable experts to the community and publishing
informative newsletters. We welcome you to become an active member
in the NJSTF.
Our office, conveniently located on the Cook College Campus
of Rutgers University, may be contacted for a wide range of information