This Week in Chester History

In 1979, Rutgers University offered Willowwood Arboretum to the Morris County Parks Commission on grounds that it was neither used by a great number of students nor did the institution possess the funds necessary to undertake more extensive research and maintenance programed planned for the facility. The 130 acre preserve, located in Chester and Bedminster Townships on Longview Road, was originally the property of Henry and Robert Tubbs, who purchased the land in 1908.