Event Spotlight: Upcoming Programs

Backyard Forestry in 90 Minutes

Every Third Thursday of each month, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  

Next Program: Thursday, September 21st | 7-8:30PM

Join us on Thursday, September 21st at 7pm for the “Backyard Forestry in 90 Minutes” online program, “Beech Leaf Disease: what’s at stake in NJ & strategies to mitigate impacts” with Jean Epiphan, Agriculture & Natural Resources County Agent III, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Morris County

This presentation covers the ecology of beech, their importance in NJ, and what attributes and ecological services are under threat.  The basic pathogenesis of Beech Leaf Disease (BLD) will be reviewed. Then, most importantly, the talk focuses on steps land managers can make to mitigate negative impacts of BLD: including treatment options with pesticides, cultural practices to reduce stress in beech trees, and vital steps to prepare for losses of beech canopy including mass underplanting of indigenous tree cohorts and their management for success.

Click HERE to Register!
“Backyard Forestry in 90 Minutes” (BYF) is a free educational program series sponsored by NJ Forestry Association, State Forestry Services & Rutgers Cooperative Extension. The program, now online, takes place on the THIRD Thursday of every month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

Did you know?  You can view past BYF programs on our YouTube Channel.  Click HERE.


Registration for the 2023 NJ Woodland Stewards Program is OPEN!!

Click HERE to Register or Scan the QR Code below.

New Jersey Forestry Association, Inc.

A non-profit tax exempt organization under IRS 501 (c) 3

Founded in 1975, the NJFA is the only statewide organization supporting the sustainability and resiliency of NJ’s public and private forests through forestry education, and science-based forest management.  The NJFA hosts the Backyard Forestry in 90 Minutes, Walk in the Woods, Tree Planting, and Woodland Stewards programs, produces member newsletters, and hosts an annual meeting.  The NJFA is the go-to resource for legislators, agencies and other non-profits seeking comments on legislation and activities affecting NJ’s forests, and works jointly with public and private conservation groups.

The NJFA is the essential advocate for woodland owners, conservationists and others interested in maintaining New Jersey’s forests. If you value New Jersey’s forests – whether or not you are a landowner – and want to support our efforts, we welcome you to join the NJFA, participate in our activities and programs or donate (or all three!).

Why join the NJFA?

Because you care about the future of NJ’s forests and:

  • Support forest conservation
  • Believe in resilient and sustainable forests
  • Are concerned about the impacts of climate change
  • Appreciate the mechanisms of carbon sequestration and storage
  • Recognize the value of science-based forest management
  • Are concerned about forest diseases and invasive species
  • Worry about the impacts of deer overpopulation
  • Want access to useful forest educational programs
  • Need information on legislation affecting forests
  • Are concerned about private property rights
  • Worry about wildfires and increasing storm severity
  • Care about water supply and clean air
  • Appreciate all forms of wildlife
  • Recognize that forests fill many social and environmental purposes
  • Acknowledge society’s dependence on forest products
  • Value the broad range of activities that forests support
  • Use forests for recreation and other activities
  • Appreciate the uniqueness of each forest
  • Support urban and community forestry
  • Own or manage forestland or farmland
  • Work in forest management, arboriculture or environmental education
  • Work in taxation or in other regulatory or environmental functions
  • Are a member or employee of other conservation organizations
  • Have an approved woodland management or forest stewardship plan
  • Participate or are interested in farmland assessment

or simply

  • Love forests and all they provide to our society and environment

JOIN TODAY by clicking HERE.



Read the Final Report of the

New Jersey Forest Task Force HERE.

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Phone 908-832-2400
Fax 908-832-2400
Email info@njforestry.org
Address PO Box 367
Flemington, NJ 08822


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