Nicholas Polanin

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Interim Chair

Dept. of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Martin Hall, Rm. 326
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
88 Lipman Dr.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8525

Phone: 848-932-3590
Fax: 732-932-6633
Email: polanin@njaes.rutgers.edu

Cooperative Extension of Somerset County
Martin Hall, Rm. 326
Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
310 Milltown Rd.
Bridgewater, NJ 08807-3587

Phone: 908-526-6293
Fax: 908-704-1821
Email: polanin@njaes.rutgers.edu

Interim Associate Director/Program Leader

Cooperative Extension
Martin Hall, Rm. 326
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
88 Lipman Dr.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8525

Phone: 848-932-3590
Fax: 732-932-6633
Email: polanin@njaes.rutgers.edu

Since joining Rutgers University in 1999, Nick has been nationally recognized for his leadership and educational initiatives in training arborists and other tree care professionals, Green Industry workforce development programs, distance education for consumer and commercial audiences, and volunteer management. He currently serves as statewide coordinator for the Rutgers NJAES Master Gardener Program. Nick holds an M.S. in Horticulture/Urban Forestry (1989), and a B.S. in Natural Resource Management/Forestry (1982), both from Rutgers University. Areas of expertise include urban and community forestry, street tree management, christmas tree and nursery production, landscape IPM, and public relations


  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences