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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Winter Dendrology Workshop

In this course, we will explore the trees of Duke Farms through the lens of biology, ecology, and biodiversity....
Sat, Feb 18, 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.

A 1.5-hour lecture will cover the basics of winter tree identification and will be followed by 2.5-hours in the field to discuss tree identification in the winter.

Featured Topics:

  • Winter tree identification
  • Dichotomous keys
  • Winter tree biology

Continuing Education Units

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

New Jersey Board of Tree Experts: 4 credits

International Society for Arboriculture: 4 credits

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


This program assumes participants have a basic knowledge of plant species identification and understand general ecology concepts. Please note that field classes will take place fully outdoors and will require participants to partake in fieldwork, including travelling several miles on various trail types (paved and unpaved) and uneven terrain for up to 2 hours.

Program Guidelines

Please stay home if you are sick. Pre-registration is required, walk-ins will not be accepted. No refunds and no exchanging or transferring tickets. Please note that each participant must be registered. Unless otherwise noted, ALL programs at Duke Farms are RAIN or SHINE.

Please contact with any questions.

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