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Tue Jul 14, 2020

7:00p - 8:30p

Summer Science: Composting and Eco-Friendly Yard Care

VIRTUAL ZOOM EVENT

Gray Russell, Sustainability Officer for the Township of Montclair will explain why environmentally-friendly yard care and composting to improve your soil are simple and effective steps toward better lawns and gardens, and how it is healthier for you and your family, your neighborhood, and our regional ecosystem. 

After you register, you will receive a Zoom link the morning of this event. If paying by check, payment must be received to our new PO Box (PO Box 2267, Morristown, NJ 07962-2267) by 7/7/2020. Please email lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net with any questions.

Please note:  If you are unable to attend live, you will be given access to the recorded version.

REGISTRATION AFTER 5PM ON 7/14 - YOU WILL RECEIVE THE RECORDED VERSION OF THIS EVENT.

This program is eligible for 1.5 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

 

Cost: $10 members / $15 non-members

Location: Virtual

Sponsor: FOFA

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Wed Jul 22, 2020

7:00p - 8:30p

Dahlias

VIRTUAL WEBINAR

Join Samantha Rothman of Fairview Farm and Flowers to learn all about Dahlias. Each year her flower farm grows thousands of plants. Together we’ll learn about sourcing plant material, tips and tricks to grow your best flowers yet, as well as how to effectively dig and store your tubers. Come hear from this dahlia addict – you’re sure to become one too! 

REGISTRATION AFTER 7/22 - YOU WILL RECEIVE THE RECORDED VERSION OF THIS EVENT.

Please email lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net with any questions.

This program is eligible for 1.5 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

Thanks to Margery Ennist for the Dahlia 'Gallery Leonardo' photo.

Cost: $10 members / $15 non-members

Location: Virtual

Sponsor: FOFA

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Tue Sep 22, 2020

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Too Many Tomatoes - A Recorded Cooking Demonstration

A RECORDED PROGRAM

In our opinion it's not possible to have too many Tomatoes!

Watch Chef Cynthia Triolo in this recorded cooking demonstration all about tomatoes. She'll make a pasta, some bruschetta and a tomato sorbet that you are sure to love.  Recipes will be available as well!

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SEPTEMBER 22 DATE IS THE LAUNCH DATE FOR THE PROGRAM. SINCE THIS IS A RECORDED PROGRAM YOU CAN REGISTER TO RECEIVE THE LINK AND WATCH THE PROGRAM AT YOUR CONVENIENCE.  FYIIt could take up to 72 hours for you to receive the link of the recording but once received, you can view it at any time.

Cost: 10.00 members / 15.00 non-members

Location: RECORDED PROGRAM

Sponsor: FOFA

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Tue Nov 10, 2020

7:00 PM

2020 TREE SYMPOSIUM

SAVE THE DATES

VIRTUAL TREE SYMPOSIUM

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Planning has been completed for the third annual Tree Symposium, in a new format via Zoom. Speakers will present a range of intriguing tree-related topics at 7:00 PM, on five consecutive Tuesday evenings: November 10, 17, 24, December 1 and December 8.

Each program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU.

Each program is eligible for International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) CEUs.

Information on the individual programs/speakers follows and you can now register for these programs.

Please note: Registration will close at 12pm the day of each session.  A Zoom link will be sent to you at that time.  Please check your spam folder if not received.  Contact lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net with questions.

Cost: Listed under each program.

Location: VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAMS

Sponsor: FOFA

Tue Nov 10, 2020

7:00 pm

TREE SYMPOSIUM - THE EVOLVING URBAN FOREST WITHIN THE "FITNESS LANDSCAPE"

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

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Jason Grabosky, PhD, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources, Rutgers University School of Environmental and Biological Sciences will speak on The Evolving Urban Forest Within The "Fitness Landscape".

This session will discuss an evolution of professional practice in the design, function and management of the urban forest against a rapidly changing fitness landscape. Dr. Grabosky will look at urban trees as both a canopy asset and as a plant community from recent past into the future.

This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU.

This program is eligible for International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) CEUs.

Cost: 10.00 members / 15.00 non-members

Location: VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Sponsor: FOFA

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Tue Nov 17, 2020

7:00 PM

TREE SYMPOSIUM - NATIVE ORNAMENTAL AND EDIBLE PLANTS

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

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Allyson Levy, Founder, Hortus Arboretum and Certified ISA Arborist will speak on Native Ornamental and Edible Plants.

Ms. Levy's talk will emphasize the importance of using native ornamental and edible trees in the landscape to increase biodiversity and support for pollinators and beneficial insects. Allyson and Scott Serrano started a botanical garden in the Hudson Valley 19 years ago by planting native trees, shrubs, perennials and unusual edibles and have become an incredible educational resource for professionals and amateurs alike.

This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU.

This program is eligible for International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) CEUs.

Cost: 10.00 members / 15.00 non-members

Location: VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Sponsor: FOFA

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Tue Nov 24, 2020

7:00 PM

TREE SYMPOSIUM - A DEMONSTRATION OF GRAFTING TECHNIQUES FOR TREE PROPAGATION

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

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Tom Molnar, PhD, Plant Biology Department, Rutgers University School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, will present A Demonstration of Grafting Techniques for Tree Propagation.

This will be a virtual hands-on course on grafting trees, from plant propagation (seeds vs. clonal propagation) to principles and practices of grafting and budding, including the proper stage of the plant materials, time of year, and the tools needed. Dr. Molnar will then demonstrate splice grafting, whip and tongue grafting and wedge grafting using hazelnut trees as the example, but the same principles will apply to apples and peaches and most other tree crops. The final example will be a demonstration of chip budding and tips for good aftercare of the grafted and budded trees that will help ensure success.

This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU.

This program is eligible for International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) CEUs.

Cost: 10.00 members / 15.00 non-members

Location: VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Sponsor: FOFA

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Tue Dec 1, 2020

7:00 PM

TREE SYMPOSIUM - MORE THAN THE METASEQUOIA: A STORY OF TREES AT THE WILLOWWOOD ARBORETUM

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM 

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Zinnia Cheetham, Plant Records Curator, The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, will speak on More Than The Metasequoia: A Story of Trees at the Willowwood Arboretum.

Ms. Cheetham's talk will illustrate the importance of record keeping for trees in a collection. Highlighting the over 100 years of curation at the Willowwood Arboretum, the talk will include what information is recorded at the arboreta, trees of significance at the Willowwood Arboretum, and how the plant record keeping enriches and connects us to our history and community in the present day.

This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU.

This program is eligible for International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) CEUs.

Cost: 10.00 member / 15.00 non-members

Location: VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Sponsor: FOFA

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Tue Dec 8, 2020

7:00 PM

TREE SYMPOSIUM - SHARING OUR LANDSCAPES WITH ADDITIONAL FRIENDS

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

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Beth Brantley, PhD, Technical Support Specialist, Bartlett Tree Experts, will speak on Sharing Our Landscapes with Additional Friends.

Dr. Brantley's presentation will focus on food webs, relationships between our trees, trees and birds/bats, trees and insects, trees and fungi (mycorrhizal associations) and how we can make plant selections that will benefit the greater good and create a resilient landscape.

Oaks, Birches, Maples and Conifers will be featured.

This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU.

This program is eligible for International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) CEUs.

Cost: 10.00 members / 15.00 non-members

Location: VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Sponsor: FOFA

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