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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. For details… read more

The Federation's Annual Conference

Online CEUs from the NJSTF 96th Annual Conference

We are happy to be able to offer recordings from our Annual Conference for online CEU credit. CEUs have been approved for NJ Community Forestry, NJ Licensed Tree Expert (NJLTE), NJ Licensed Tree Care Operator (NJLTCO), NJISA is pending — and for any other tree people looking for continuing education. Follow this link to the CEU videos, which will be available until December 31, 2021. The link is also on our "Annual Conference" tab on the main menu.

The William J Porter
Community Tree Project Award

Attention — Municipalities or Tree Organizations working within their Municipality!!!

In addition to the William J. Porter Arboriculture Scholarship for students, the NJ Shade Tree Federation is now offering the opportunity for our NJSTF member communities to apply annually for the William J. Porter Community Tree Project Award. This award is intended to provide… read more

Get to Know the NJSTF

Get to know the NJSTF Officers and Directors and your fellow members! In an effort to bring our members together throughout the year, the NJSTF will be posting periodic video chats with some of our membership so that we can get to know each other better. We will begin by interviewing the officers and directors, but will be looking for individuals, professionals, and businesses from among our membership who have something interesting to share.  We will let you know when the videos are up on the website via an e-mail blast, or check back on the website soon as we start to post the videos.

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.


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Our goal is to improve the status of our profession and to establish liaisons between allied associations, businesses, and federal, state and municipal governments, in order to provide tree-lined streets for future generations.


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  • Phone: (732) 246-3210
  • Location: Blake Hall, 93 Lipman Dr.
     New Brunswick, NJ 08901
  •   Fax: (732) 640-5289