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Outreach Program

The Rutgers Urban Forestry Outreach Program works with several other organizations throughout New Jersey and the northeast. Our goal is to connect the personnel and programs at Rutgers to the Center for Resilient Landscapes, the NJ Urban & Community Forestry Program, and the community of consultants and shade tree program volunteers in New Jersey. It is our hope that by helping to build contacts and connections, the information and tools developed through these programs will be better and more fully utilized in the management of local shade tree resources.

Arbor Day

The Rutgers Urban Forestry Program is honored to be the host of this year's State Arbor Day Celebration!

The NJ Forest Service, NJ Tree Foundation, NJ Community Forestry Council, and municipal shade tree program representatives from throughout the State will be on campus for the celebration on Friday, April 26. This year's theme is "From Seed to Saw" and the event will include a sawmill demonstration, ceremonial tree planting, and awards ceremony.

Please save the date and join us to celebrate Arbor Day on April 26!

Industry Partners

We maintain contacts with professional organizations representing Urban Forestry and Arboricultural industry in New Jersey in order to better promote the industry to our students, and to help match students in the Urban Forestry Major Option and Urban Forestry Certificate programs with internship opportunities and work placement.

For a list of internships, job opportunities, and scholarships, see the Academic Program Menu.

For information about the professional organizations that represent Arboriculture and Urban Forestry in New Jersey, see the links below:

NJ EAB Task Force

We are a partner organization with the NJ EAB Task Force, an interdisciplinary team comprised of representatives from the NJ Department of Agriculture, NJ State Forest Service, USDA APHIS, Rutgers University, and the US Forest Service. The Task Force works to collaborate on EAB management decisions and advice, and to consolidate and disburse information and resources relevant to EAB in New Jersey.

The New Jersey Division of the Allegheny Society of American Foresters invites municipalities to share their EAB plans on the website linked below, and will provide tree flagging tape with EAB messaging to help with outreach and education efforts to participating communities.

For more information or to share your municipal EAB plan, contact

NJ Project Learning Tree

Government Partners

Outreach Coordinator

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Pamela Zipse

NJ Certified Tree Expert #426


80 Nichol Ave., Rm. 106