2018 Urban Forestry Awards Celebration Warms Hearts in March

Tree Campus Jamestown CC brighter
Eight years ago, Council Board Member Lori Brockelbank (second from left) helped Jamestown Community College become the first community college in NYS to be a Tree Campus USA. And once again, Lori brought students with her to celebrate the College’s ongoing Tree Campus USA status: Avery Sirwatka (standing next to Lori), Calob Franklin, Layla Crabtree, and Tiffany Donaldson. They are joined by NYSDEC Urban Forestry Program Manager Mary Kramarchyk (far left) and NYSDEC Urban Forestry Partnerships Coordinator Sally Kellogg (second from right).

Congratulations to New York’s Tree City/Line/Campuses! On March 29, NYSDEC celebrated the commitment of 128 NYS Tree Cities, 8 Tree Lines, and 28 Tree Campuses for their commitment to our collective urban and community forest. To learn more about becoming a Tree City USA, Tree Line USA, or Tree Campus USA, see the Arbor Day Foundation website

Thank you to NYSDEC Urban Forestry Partnerships Coordinator Sally Kellogg for her help with this pictorial of highlights from the 2018 event. 

Tree City USA young folks
The Town of Huntington, NY on Long Island (pop: approx 203,000) celebrated its 20th year of Tree City USA status with Huntingon Planning Aide Elana Israel (center) and GIS Tech III David Kaufman (to her right).
West Point Tree City USA
West Point (pop: approx 20,000) celebrated entering its 20th consecutive year as a Tree City USA. As a federal military reservation, West Point is classified by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City rather than a Tree Campus. Second from left is Colonel Andrew Hanson; to his left is Phil Koury and second from right is Sgt. Major Roderick Taylor. 
Tree Line USA Jim Maloney
National Grid Lead Supervisor Jim Maloney celebrated his company’s continued Tree Line USA status. National Grid has been a generous supporter of the NYS Urban Forestry Council. Thank you!
Tree Campus USA St Rose
The College of Saint Rose in Albany is celebrating its first year as a Tree Campus USA. Accepting the recognition here are Saint Rose Instructor and Science Education Problem-Based Learning Coordinator Mary Cosgrove and retired Albany City Forester Tom Pfeiffer.
Tree City USA Ithaca
Ithaca (pop: approx 30,000) has been a Tree City USA for more than 30 years! Celebrating here are Ithaca City Forester Jeanne Grace (holding box) and to her left are Ithaca Garden Club Member Beverly Hillman and NYSEG Forester Paul Paradine.
Saugerties Tree City USA
Village of Saugerties (pop. approx 20,000) Tree Commission member Melanie Cossio-Avallone came to celebrate her village’s second year as a Tree City USA. Go, Saugerties!
Sidney NY Tree City USA
Sidney, NY Tree Board Member Debra Tompkins-Cornett came to celebrate Sidney’s 22nd year as a Tree City USA. Congrats, Sidney!
Tree Campus Meliora U of Rochester
John McIntyre, Supervisor, University Horticulture & Grounds, University of Rochester celebrating Tree Campus USA status.

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