Parking passes are required on Saturdays. The Orientation Center and Cafe are open Thursdays – Saturdays. Trails and bike rentals open Tuesdays – Saturdays. The property is closed to the public on Sundays and Mondays.

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Spring Dendrology Workshop

In this course, we will explore the trees of Duke Farms through the lens of biology, ecology, and biodiversity....
Sat, May 4, 9:00 AM
Duke Farms  •  Hillsborough Township, NJ

About This Event

In this course, we will explore the trees of Duke Farms through the lens of biology, ecology, and biodiversity.

Course Overview

Lecture material on how trees fit into our local ecosystems—both today and into the future—will contextualize the strong focus on tree identification necessary to understand these complex organisms. Some background in basic tree identification is recommended, but not required. This course will be geared toward educators, land managers, ecologists, conservationists, shade tree commission members, and other professionals.

Featured Topics

  • Tree biology, structure, and reproduction
  • Biodiversity and tree ID through the lens of biology

Continuing Education Credits

The Spring Dendrology Workshop is approved for credits from the following organizations.

New Jersey Board of Tree Experts: 4 CEUs

New Jersey Urban and Community Forestry (NJUCF): 4 CEUs

International Society for Arboriculture: 4 CEUs

American Society for Landscape Architects: 4 hours


This program assumes participants have a basic knowledge of native species identification and understand general ecology concepts. Please note that classes will take place partially outdoors and will require travelling several miles on various trail types (paved and unpaved) and uneven terrain for up to 3 hours.

Program Guidelines

Pre-registration is required, walk-ins are not be accepted. Please let us know if you are no longer able to attend so your space can be offered to someone else. Cancellations received at least 48 hours in advance are eligible for a refund, if applicable. Programs at Duke Farms are RAIN or SHINE, but in the event of severe weather, classes may be canceled. Email notice will be given as early as possible via email and refunds will be issued in the case of cancellations.

We provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate, please contact us at

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