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The purpose of NJ Urban Forest is about raising awareness for the natural beauty that can be found right in your own backyard. Most people today are concerned with the Amazon and other far away wild lands being decimated but seem oddly unaware about the destruction of the forest in their own backyard. Tax Ratables are often king more than not it seems. Open space is the best ratable. NJ is the most populated state in the country and should preserve it’s remaining natural areas.

Please note that all locations were written at the time the author visited. Changes to trails may have taken place since the post was written.

New Jersey ranks 9th in the country for forest cover-42% of NJ is forested!

Top Forestry Resource 2012


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  1. Raxa Collective says :

    Hi NJUrbanForest. Thanks for following our site. I totally agree that there is a great deal of beauty in NJ. It’s unfortunate that oil refineries and the like give the state a bad rap (not to mention a bad smell!) One of our birding interns is from Basking Ridge and has written about places he’s enjoyed birding all over the world, the Scherman-Hoffman Audubon Sanctuary in Bernardsville among them.

    Please check out our facebook page. We have lots of fun nature content there too. See you there!

  2. Nature on the Edge says :

    Thanks for the “follow’ on my blog. I have had a lovely ‘virtual’ ramble through yours and think the work you’re doing is admirable. Too right! So often we overlook the vulnerability of our own natural backyards. The more awareness for our natural resources the better. Setting aside protected areas, and guarding the habitat becomes evermore important with our urbanizing planet.

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