Friends Staff will be out of the office until January
2021, however we will continue working remotely, so
please note our new Post Office Box number and staff
emails. Please feel free to contact us via either
Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Post Office Box 2267
Morristown, NJ 07962
Lisa Bencivengo: firstname.lastname@example.org
Margery Ennist: email@example.com
The Morris County Park Commission (MCPC) has reopened
the Frelinghuysen, Willowwood and Bamboo Brook Arboreta
7 days a week, from 8am to dusk.
Parking is limited. Buildings remain closed.
Portajohns are available.
Please protect yourselves and fellow visitors by
social distancing and by wearing masks.
HUNTING IN THE PARKS
Be aware that deer hunting is permitted in many of the
MCPC facilities, including the arboreta, during the fall
and winter. The schedule and type (bow or firearm) is
on the MCPC website here.
We will keep you posted as further updates become
Celebrating 29 Years of Wonder!
The Friends' Gingerbread Wonderland Planning Committee has
completed revisions to our website that will support a
Virtual Gingerbread Wonderland this year. Invitations to
participate under new guidelines have been extended to
prior participants who indicated an interest in creating a
virtual submission this year.
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Over the next few weeks the initial invitation will be
reinforced and expanded to include our full membership and
that of the Rutgers Morris County Master Gardeners and our
Gingerbread Craft Show Vendors.
Our schedule calls for closing applications in late
November and opening viewing of and voting for virtual
displays beginning in early December until the end of the
If you are interested in submitting a Gingerbread creation
for this virtual exhibit, please email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. A link with instructions
will be sent to you.
We are looking forward to a wonderful display of
Gingerbread creations again this year!
Help support the Friends’ Fall Bulb Planting at the
Arboretum by buying your bulbs from Brent & Becky’s Bulbs!
Just click on the image to go to www.bloominbucks.com and
choose Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum.
25% of your order will be donated to the Friends.
This fundraiser runs through mid-November, so hurry and
make your purchases and benefit the Friends at the same
time. Thank you!
Five consecutive Tuesday evenings: Nov. 10, Nov. 17, Nov.
24 and Dec. 1 and Dec. 8 at 7:00 PM
VIRTUAL ZOOM MEETING
Rutgers Master Gardener CEUs and International Society of
Arboriculture (ISA) CEUs will be available for all
THE EVOLVING URBAN FOREST WITHIN THE "FITNESS
- Tuesday, Nov. 10 - Jason Grabosky, PhD -
NATIVE ORNAMENTAL AND EDIBLE PLANTS
- Tuesday, Nov. 17 - Allyson Levy - Hortus
A DEMONSTRATION OF GRAFTING TECHNIQUES FOR TREE
- Tuesday, Nov. 24 - Tom Molnar, PhD - Rutgers
MORE THAN THE METASEQUOIA: A STORY OF TREES AT THE
- Tuesday, Dec. 1 - Zinnia Cheetham - The
SHARING OUR LANDSCAPE WITH ADDITIONAL FRIENDS
- Tuesday, Dec. 8 - Beth Brantley, PhD - Bartlett
Additional information on each program, as well as
registration can be found on our website by clicking on
the tree image and scrolling down.
HOLD THE DATE
The Friends will present our Annual Members Only New
Year's Party on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 4:00 PM. We
are planning a virtual tour of the very varied and
colorful Flora and Fauna of Costa Rica. Put the date on
your calendar, you will not want to miss it!
Watch for more details on our website and in the next
issue of Arboretum Leaves.
Once you have registered for "Composting and Eco-friendly
Yard Care" or "Dahlias", you will receive a link to watch
the recorded version.
When shopping at our fine Retail Partners, please remember
to present your Membership card at the beginning of your
check out transaction. Our Retail Partners need to enter
the discount at the beginning of that process.
If you have not yet used this wonderful Member Benefit,
you can view our
full list of Retail Partners by clicking here.
Don't forget to "SMILE!"Amazon Smile, that is!
Amazon, through the AmazonSmile Foundation will contribute
0.5% of your purchases on Amazon to a charitable
organization you select. Please consider selecting The
Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum as your designated
recipient from this wonderful program.
Click here and log in to your amazon account
to designate the Friends as your charity.
All our events can be found on our Events Page where, we are
happy to say, you can register and pay on line -- just click
on the "Add to Cart" buttons on
our Events page
Membership page. Questions or need more information? Call 862-325-7754.