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LTE Preparatory and Educational Sessions


The New Jersey Society of Certified Tree Experts will offer four one-day Preparatory / Educational Sessions open to all individuals who either wish to take the Licensed Tree Expert examination, need CEU’s, pesticide credits, or just want to update themselves to current problems and solutions. The intense four-day course will cover such topics as Tree Identification, Tree Anatomy, Tree Physiology, Insects, Disease Cycles, General Tree Care and a sample examination plus review.

All those who wish to benefit from this unique opportunity must register by March 30, 2019. Send in the registration form below along with a check, money order, or PO made payable to “NJ Society of CTE”, and mail to NJSCTE 101 West Veterans Highway, Jackson, NJ 08527. Lunch will be provided for those who register by the above deadline. Late registrants MAY be accepted if space and materials are available, however late registrants will not be guaranteed a lunch. Prep Courses will be held RAIN OR SHINE, so dress appropriately!

Due to limited space at sites, handouts, and scheduling, registrations are on a first come, first served basis. Class size is limited to 50. Don’t get shut out, register now!

Same day registrations will not be accepted, send this in TODAY!


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April 13, 2019 (Saturday)  Agenda  Geiger Center, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ


Topics: Plant Pathology, Insect and Disease ID and Life Cycles and Controls, Biotic vs Abiotic problems, and Plant Health Care.

May 4, 2019 (Saturday) Agenda  Meadow Lakes Meeting Room, 300 Meadow Lakes, East Windsor, NJ


Topics: Tree ID.

May 11, 2019 (Saturday) Agenda Meadow Lakes Meeting Room, 300 Meadow Lakes, East Windsor, NJ


Topics: Soils, Fertilization, Chemical Compositions, Tree Physiology and Anatomy, Pruning and ANSI A300 and Tree Risk Management.

June 15, 2019 (Saturday) Agenda Meadow Lakes Meeting Room, 300 Meadow Lakes, East Windsor, NJ


Topics: Lab samples, Outdoor sample exam, IPM Practices, Cabling, Bracing, Lightning Protection, Plant Selection, Establishment and Mulching. Question and Answer Panel, Sample written exam and review.


Tree Expert Examination 


LTE and LTCO Exam Dates

The following dates are for written LTE and LTCO Exams only.

  • March 13, 2019 in Jackson - deadline February 27, 2019
  • April 3, 2019 in Jackson - deadline March 22, 2019
  • May 8, 2019 in Jackson - deadline April 26, 2019

This exam includes the written exam for LTE and LTCO as well as the field exam for LTE.

  • June 5, 2019 at Rutgers (New Brunswick) - deadline is May 24, 2019
  • July 24, 2019 at Rutgers (New Brunswick) - deadline is July 10, 2019

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6th Annual BBQ Meeting and Tour, Monday, June 24, 2019 at Rutgers Gardens, p.m. Registration  (click here)

 The New Jersey Shade   Tree Federation Annual   Meeting


The New Jersey Society of Licensed Tree Experts Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 24 at 5:30 p.m. at the New Jersey Shade Tree Federation 94th Annual Conference!

Be sure to save the date for this year's NJ Shade Tree Federation 94th Annual Conference! NOTE: We are heading to Harrah's Resort & Conference Center in Atlantic City.

The Conference Center is located away from the boardwalk and the heart of the city. The property is easy to navigate from the parking garage directly to the Conference area. Stay tuned for new and exciting details as the year progresses and we explore this wonderful property!

  October 24 & 25, 2019.



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