Thursday October 9, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
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Forest Resource Education Center (FREC) 
495 Don Connor Boulevard
Jackson, NJ 08527

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Lori Jenssen 
Rutgers Cooperative Extension, NJ State Forestry Services & NJ Forestry Association 

Backyard Forestry in 90 Minutes 

"Backyard Forestry in 90 Minutes" is a FREE educational program series sponsored by Rutgers Cooperative Extension, State Forestry Services & the NJ Forestry Association.

October's  Topic:


"Tree Planting, Selection and Care" presented by Mike Vorwerk, Forest Nursery Manager, State Forestry Services.  

Learn about trees native to New Jersey and how to choose species to plant on your property.  Site selection, best planting practices, and methods for a high success rate will also be covered.  There will also be time for questions and answers.

There is NO CHARGE for this program, but due to limited space, registration is requested no later than two days prior (October 7th).  To register, click on the link below.

Future Programs:

Sign up early for upcoming programs now!

11/13 | Backyard Forest Maple Sugaring | Charlize Katzenbach, Sweet Sourland Farms

If you have a maple tree greater than 10" in diameter, you can tap it during "sugaring season" and boil down the liquid to make maple syrup.  Get started by learning when and where to tap, and the techniques and equipment needed to render this sweet treat.

To Register for the November Program, Click Here

12/11 | Ornamental Crafts from Your Forest | Pola Galie, Pinelands Basketry

The holiday season is the most festive time to create beautiful craft decorations made from materials found in your backyard!  Choose to make a wreath, candle log, or other decorations.

To Register for the December Program, Click Here

1/8 | Winter Tree Identification | Charlie Newlon, Forester, US Forest Service (retired)

Although it seems daunting, identifying trees without leaves is easy if you know what distinct features to look for.

To Register for the January, 2015 Program, Click Here