A Brief History of Urban Forestry in the United States and the Creation of the New York State Program
Part 1 of 2
Answering questions such as:
How does NYS urban forestry have its roots in the Adirondacks?
What was the role of the first Earth Day (1970) in the genesis of urban forestry as a recognized field of study, volunteer focus, and profession?
How did New York gain the distinction of having the oldest state forestry agency in the United States?
When and where were the first national urban forestry conferences held, and who organized them?
Who were the first NYSDEC Regional Foresters for urban forestry, including the first two women?
How did volunteers and nonprofits fuel the creation of the urban and community forestry movement in NYS?