SUMMIT, NJ - Reeves-Reed Arboretum (RRA) and the City of Summit Shade Tree Advisory Committee are partnering to present a program -- beginning September 12 -- detailing the importance of trees, including why they are a must for yards and how best to care for them.

'Fall in Love with Trees' is a four-session look at many values trees provide, including the provision of shade and privacy, enhancing property value, and absorbing dangerous carbon dioxide.

The schedule for the sessions includes:

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Why Trees Matter More Than Ever – Thursday, September 12

Learn why we can’t live without trees, presented by Marc Montefusco, Horticulture Director at RRA. Summit Mayor Nora Radest will deliver a special welcome. A tour of the Arboretum grounds begins at 6:45 p.m., prior to the evening’s session. 

Tree Care Tips From The Pros – Thursday, September 26

Four experts will offer perspectives on tree care: Jason Grabosky, Rutgers Urban Forestry Program; Matt Rodda, Bartlett Tree Experts; John Linson, City of Summit Forester; and Frank Gonzalez, Frank's Tree Service.

Selecting Trees that Thrive – Thursday, October 10

Learn to build a landscape that includes the right trees in the right places, from Vincent Simeone, Director at Planting Fields Arboretum. 

Trees And Neighbors – Thursday, October 24

Attorney Rachel Roat will discuss laws governing private trees and offer strategies for resolving disputes between neighbors. 

All sessions will take place at the Arboretum, begin at 7:30 p.m., and are free of charge. Space is limited, however, and reservations are encouraged and available by visiting

Reeves-Reed Arboretum is located at 165 Hobart Avenue.