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2018 93rd Annual Conference

Thursday-Friday — October 18-19, 2018
Crowne Plaza
Philadelphia-Cherry Hill Hotel
Cherry Hill, NJ

Obtain more information on the Conference from the downloads below.

Registration Form

CEU Offerings

Hotel & Conference Registration Information & Deadlines

General Session

CORE Session

Inventory Session

Conference Synopsis

General Session Speaker Bios


Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Issued

The NJ Department of Agriculture has issued a quarantine for Mercer, Warren and Hunterdon counties to prevent the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly.  Under the quarantine, households and businesses that transport certain outdoor articles must obtain and fill out a checklist before moving any of the listed items.  In addition to the checklist, businesses that routinely travel in and out of the quarantined counties have training requirements with which they must comply.  Some of the items on the list are:

  • tarps
  • cardboard boxes
  • refrigerators/freezers
  • building materials (brick, block)
  • trees, shrubs, plants
  • tractors, trailers

A copy of the full press release, including contact information at the NJ Department of Agriculture for questions, is available at: here.


NJ Dept Env Protection and NJ Forest Service

2018 Green Communities Achievement Award Request for Nominations

The New Jersey Green Communities Achievement Award recognizes those nominees whose outstanding efforts have greatly contributed to the field of urban and community forestry in New Jersey. Exemplary work, whether public or private is eligible for the award program.

The Green Communities Awards recognize up to four (4) recipients per year in the following categories:

  • Individual
  • Municipality
  • Business/Tree Care Industry
  • Non-profit/Non-governmental Organization

The criteria for nomination are:

  • Improving the environment in New Jersey's communities through wise management of the trees and forest resources, and the development of a self-sustaining local urban and community forestry program.
  • Raising awareness of the value of urban and community trees and forests in New Jersey through education and outreach.
  • Enhancing the beauty of New Jersey's cities and towns with programs and projects for trees and forests.
  • Providing exceptional effort and meritorious contributions to the field of urban and community forestry in New Jersey.

Please provide a brief nomination narrative providing justification for the nomination based on the categories and criteria described above. Nomination must state the Name, Title, Organization, Address, Email, and Telephone Number of both the nominator and the nominee. Nomination narratives should not exceed two (2) pages in length.

Nominations for the 2018 Green Communities Award are due by 12:00pm, Monday, August 20, 2018.

Nominations must be emailed to Shannon Hart, NJ Urban and Community Forestry Program, Shannon.hart@dep.nj.gov. The subject of the email must state 2018 Green Communities Award Nomination. Questions may be directed to Ms. Hart at the email provided or 609.292.6512.

Click here to download a copy of this notice.



The William J. Porter Arboriculture Scholarship

Attention — students, professionals, and volunteers in the industry

To encourage studies and careers in Arboriculture and Urban Forestry, the New Jersey Shade Tree Federation is pleased to announce the offer of a scholarship to two recipients who meet the specified criteria.  Download the details here.


Pest Alert - Emerald Ash Borer

This Pest Alert was distributed to attendees at last year's conference. Pay particular attention to the websites sited at the end of the Alert. These sites carry a wealth of information about the EAB, it's detection and treatment."

Visit this informative page on the New Jersey Department of Agriculture's website.


Benefits of Community Trees — Urban Forestry Presentation



Mission Statement

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 1926.

Our objective is to educate our members by providing the latest up-to-date information and techniques relating to the care and maintenance of shade trees, in order to provide tree-lined streets for future generations.

The New Jersey Shade Tree Federation accomplishes its objectives by bringing knowledgeable experts within the tree industry to speak at our annual conferences. Our speakers include nationally recognized scientific professionals, college professors, and tree experts. We also publish a bi-monthly newsletter that contains additional informative articles regarding the care and maintenance of shade trees. We invite 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 and services.