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While you may view our full program on the Events Page of our website, we are pleased to highlight these upcoming programs.

April 14, 2021

ATTENTION PLANT SALE SHOPPERS!!!

If you have placed an order with us but still have not scheduled a pick up time, please do so at the link emailed to you last weekend. Pick up times are available at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum on April 30 and May 1.

If you placed an order but did not receive an email with the scheduling link, please let us know ASAP by emailing us at: plantsale@arboretumfriends.net. Check your Spam folder first to see if the email landed there.


SUBURBAN ECOLOGY: EASY GARDENING PRACTICES FOR A HEALTHY PLANET

Thursday, April 15 - 7:00 PM

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Carolle Huber, local Landscape Architect, will discuss some easy practices that can help you make your landscape more eco-friendly. Not only the how, but the why. From choosing plants in the spring to your fall cleanup. Plants, lawn, birds and insects and more. Sustainable design is simply good design guided by solid environmental goals. We can all have landscapes that inspire awe, while still doing right by the environment.

Carolle calls this Suburban Ecology.

This program is eligible for 1.0 Master Gardener CEU.

Click on the Goldfinch for more information and to register.



THE JOY OF BACKYARD BIRD FEEDING AND WATCHING

Thursday, April 22 - 7:00 PM

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Jim Walker, owner of the Wild Birds Unlimited store in Denville, New Jersey, will provide our audience with the necessary information to make the hobby of bird feeding more enjoyable.

Topics will include the best food to offer to attract the widest variety of birds, the different types of feeders available, why water and nesting boxes are so important, as well as ways to thwart those pesky squirrels.

Jim will also pay special attention to nesting, migrating birds and hummingbirds.

Click on the logo for more information and to register.



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The Plant Sale is ongoing through Tuesday, April 27

Thank you to all who have supported the Friends by shopping at our virtual Plant Sale. We still have a great selection of plants available, so you can continue to indulge in plant fever right up until pick-up days.

We're open online for plant orders, so click on the banner above or on this link to check out the plants available and place your order. Happy Shopping!

Please feel free to support our annual fundraiser by forwarding this blast to family, friends and other contacts, the more the merrier. We appreciate your help!

If you have the time. we'd love to have you help us take delivery of the plants and sort them on the afternoon of April 29 and/or help with drive-up fulfillment on Friday April 30 and/or Saturday, May 1. Please send us an email (plantsale@arboretumfriends.net) letting us know if you might be able to volunteer to help. We would really appreciate it!


SEE IT - REPORT IT


The Spotted Lanternfly is back - Be vigilant.


Click on the flyer for more information and what to do if you see one.



THE ANNUAL TULIP SHOW AT THE FRELINGHUYSEN ARBORETUM IS BEGINNING!

The Tulips are starting to open at the Arboretum in shades of pink, red, purple, white and orange. In a few days there will be a lovely sea of color welcoming visitors to the Arboretum. Don't miss it!





Click an image to see them all in our website's picture gallery. Thanks to Margery Ennist for this week's beautiful pictures.



FRIENDS YOUTUBE CHANNEL

We are happy to announce that the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum now have a YouTube channel.

Please visit by clicking the image (or go to: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCwLu6l-05_VnSNQlkvi3Aw)





YOU CAN STILL REGISTER FOR PREVIOUS ZOOM PRESENTATIONS

We are pleased to make several of our previously recorded events available in case you missed one or another of them.

Go to our new Pre-recorded Events page for more information and to register and pay online.



Retail Partners

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.


Amazon Smile

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 and Membership page. Questions or need more information? Email Lisa Bencivengo: lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net or leave a message at (973) 937-8803.


That's it for this time. Hope you enjoyed this edition of the newsletter. Tell your friends about this handy way to keep up with activities at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum (click here for complete directions for subscribing.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Friends Staff will be out of the office until Fall 2021, however we will continue working remotely. Please note our new Post Office Box number and staff emails.

MAIL:
Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Post Office Box 2267
Morristown, NJ 07962

EMAIL:
Lisa Bencivengo: lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net
Margery Ennist: mennist@arboretumfriends.net



SCHEDULE ANNOUNCEMENTS

PANDEMIC SCHEDULE

Morris County Park Commission 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 listed on the MCPC website here.

We will keep you posted as further updates become available.



Visit our website: https://www.arboretumfriends.org.
Email your comments or suggestions to webmaster@arboretumfriends.org.

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The Frelinghuysen Arboretum is a facility of the Morris County Park Commission

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