Annual Appeal


Dear Friends,

Whenever I teach a program, I often begin by asking “What is an arboretum?” According to Merriam-Webster, an arboretum is a place where trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants are cultivated for scientific and educational purposes.   I often describe it as a tree museum since museums are collections of things. While adults and children come here to learn about horticulture and nature, I believe we are much more than that. Reeves-Reed Arboretum is a place...

  • where photographers, artists, and gardeners come for inspiration. 
  • where couples get married and families celebrate special occasions. 
  • where friends meet for tea and families experience camping for the first time. 
  • where children and adults decompress after a long day at school and the office. 
  • where memories are made and worries are left behind. 

We work hard to be all these things for you, and we need your help to continue to do so.  Please give generously to our Annual Appeal so we can continue to be your Arboretum. Your fully tax-deductible gift provides the general operating support needed to carry out our mission. 

 With deepest gratitude,



Jackie Kondel
Executive Director


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Festival of Trees!

Festival of Trees 2020

Limited number of trees are still available! Please email Doreen Schinder at if you would like to purchase a tree.

A Multicultural Celebration of Holiday Traditions

Grab Your Organization! Mobilize Family and Friends! Promote Your Business!

On Sunday, December 11, 2022, we will be holding our third annual Festival of Trees, a Multicultural Celebration of the Holidays, and we invite YOU to help make it a success!

STEP 1: Sign up to decorate a tree! RRA will provide and set up the trees and lights, you just need the decorations. The deadline to sign up is December 7 ($130 per tree for non-profit organizations, scout groups, and families, and $160 for commercial businesses*). We will have a limited number of trees, so don't wait to sign up. 

*Please note the increase in tree pricing is due to increased farming costs and drought conditions causing low inventory.

STEP 2: Decorate! Gather your family, friends, or colleagues and come to the Arboretum on Saturday, December 10, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm to create your display. Be creative as there will be prizes!

STEP 3: Return on Sunday, December 11 with your 2 complimentary tickets to enjoy the fun! The Festival will include touring the trees and voting for your favorite one, arts and crafts that celebrate Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Christmas, and the Winter Solstice, musical entertainment, a story walk, as well as food vendors and a holiday market. And of course, our Festival would not be complete without Santa strolling the grounds! After the event, you are welcome to take your tree home or remove the ornaments and leave it on the Arboretum grounds. We can use the trees to make mulch or use the branches to protect our beds from frost during the winter months. 

Questions? Please contact Doreen Schindler, Manager of Special Events, at 908-273-8787 ext. 1717 or

TREE PRICING: $130 per tree for non-profit organizations, scout groups, and families, and $160 for commercial businesses

Tickets for the event will go on sale beginning Tuesday, November 1 for members and Tuesday, November 8 for the general public.

Please click here to purchase tickets to the Festival.



I would like to sponsor a tree!: