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    Millburn family makes a hefty donation to local nature center

      The memory of one of the township’s founding families will soon thrive within the wildlife growing in the township’s nature center. A 100-year-old millstone said to have belonged to Cora Hartshorn was recently donated by members of the Hartshorn family to the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, 324 Forest Drive South. Ernestine Pfeiffer Hartshorn is the […]

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    Rain gardens a growing trend in Millburn

    Hummingbird sweet pepperbush, dense inkberry holly and wild oats are among the plants growing in medium-sized garden in Taylor Park just behind the Millburn Deli. The garden is one of an increasing number of rain gardens in the township, areas engineered with plantings and specialized drainage systems that minimize localized flooding. The Millburn High School […]

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    New plans, plants in place at an arboretum in Millburn

    After exploring career opportunities and studying ecosystems across the country, Tedor Whitman, the new executive director of the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary, is happy to be back in the state. “I wanted to come back home to New Jersey,” said Whitman, who spent seven years working at the Wetlands Institute, in Cape May. […]

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    Letter: Brandeis is a town treasure

    Editor, The Item: On behalf of the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary Board of Trustees, I am writing to publicly thank Anne Brandeis, upon the announcement of her retirement, for all of her hard work and support of the arboretum and Millburn Township over the last 18 years. Anne joined the arboretum in 1997 […]

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    Plenty of family fun planned at Hartshorn Arboretum!

    Ever wonder what it’s like to be an owl? How about a raptor? Three autumnal evening events are sure to bring out the bird of prey in visitors to the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum. On Friday, Oct. 17, arboretum naturalists will teach what it means to be an owl during the “Owl Prowl.” Take a hike […]

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    Millburn arboretum offers landscaping lecture and ‘Arb-B-Que’ this week

    Jan Saltiel Rafel from Edgewater Design LLC will present a lecture, “Beautiful Ecological Landscaping,” at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, 324 Forest Drive South, Tuesday, April 29, at 7 p.m. Rafel will explore the design and practice of sustainable, environmentally responsible landscapes for residential properties, as well as understanding the basics of site, design style, function, […]

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  • Harshorn Arboretum presenting landscaping lecture

    Jan Saltiel Rafel from Edgewater Design LLC will present a lecture, “Beautiful Ecological Landscaping,” at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, 324 Forest Drive South, Tuesday, April 29, at 7 p.m. Rafel will explore the design and practice of sustainable, environmentally responsible landscapes for residential properties, as well as understanding the basics of site, design style, function, […]

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    Spring Fundraising Benefit – “Into The Woods”

    The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary announces its spring fundraising benefit, “Into The Woods,” to be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at 7 p.m. The event will take place at The Racquets Club, 162 Hobart Ave., in Short Hills, NJ. The event will feature cocktails, dinner, dancing, and auction. Tom Doty, Stephanie Favia, […]

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  • New Jersey Rational Fear of Trees

    Thomas Doty, Forester for Millburn Township, New Jersey spoke about the danger of trees falling during storms during his interview at WNYC. Check out the link and see the damaged that occurred during super storm sandy here at Cora Hartshorn Arboretum. http://www.wnyc.org/story/308426-new-jersey-rational-fear-trees/

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  • Emergence of 17 year Cicadas featured on CBS News

    Periodical cicadas live underground for 13 or 17 years as nymphs. Nymphs emerge on warm spring nights and moult into adults, leaving behind a skin. Adult males search for mates by singing and flying and females respond to males by flickng their wings. Eggs hatch in July, and the next generation of cicadas will reach […]

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