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Saddler's Wood Conservation Association


P.O. Box 189
Oaklyn, NJ 08107




(856) 869-7372


Saddler's Woods is a 25.8 acre, old growth forest fragment which provides a good example of what the landscape looked like at the time early European settlers arrived. Joshua Saddler, a runaway slave who escaped a Maryland plantation in the early 1800s,  gave protection to his wooded property in his will, stating that none of his heirs could cut the timber down. For this conservation ethic, the woods next to Saddlertown was named in Joshua's honor in January of 2004.