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Special Events


Full Moon Hike
January 22, 2016
7 to 8:30pm

The hike will be about two miles along these roads through several seed tree orchards
at the State Tree Nursery and into our production fields. The hike may include a visit to
our greenhouses. On the return to the interpretive center we may pass by our sugar
shack where maple syrup is often produced in late winter.

After the hike the group will be able to warm up with hot beverages and light snacks
provided by the Jackson Pathfinders.

Due to the potential of inclement weather during this time of the year, please call
to register and to be kept informed about cancellation.

The Forest Resource Education Center is located at 495 Don Connor Boulevard,
Jackson, NJ 08527. Call for registration at (732) 928-2360.


Second Saturdays

The Forest Resource Education Center is open to the public on the second Saturday of each month.

Take a hike on the trails and visit the display area in the interpretive center to learn about wildfires, trees in our neighborhoods, the history of forestry in New Jersey, and common forest pests.

Stay for a guided hike 1:00 - 2:00 pm

No registration required


Backyard Forestry
in 90 Minutes

Second Thursday of
every Month
7:00pm - 8:30 pm

Free programs. Open to the Public. Register at

Thursday, November 12th
Attracting and Managing Purple Martins

Thursday, December 10th
Decorating with Greens, vines, and cones
Thursday, January 14th
What's So Bad About Invasives?
Thursday, February 11th
Trees and Shrubs for Wildlife

Backyard Forestry is sponsored by State Forestry Services, New Jersey Forestry Association, and Rutgers Cooperative Extension.






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