Municipal Forestry Insitute

5 09, 2023

Steve Harris: Urban Tree Champion

By |2023-09-05T13:56:03-04:00September 5th, 2023|Categories: Member Profiles, Municipal Forestry Insitute, Urban Forest Management Plans|Comments Off on Steve Harris: Urban Tree Champion

There’s a lot to know about Steve Harris. Steve is the outgoing President of New York State Urban Forestry Council. He has acted as Syracuse City Forester for twenty years. He’s a great guy, and an impassioned advocate for urban trees. Something [...]

19 07, 2022

Municipal Forestry Institute 2022 – Deadline Aug 7 to Apply – Diversity Scholarships Available

By |2022-07-19T05:41:44-04:00July 19th, 2022|Categories: Municipal Forestry Insitute|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Apply now for MFI 2022! Diversity Scholarships Available Sept 25-30 2022 at Bowling Green State University  Bowling Green, Ohio The Municipal Forestry Institute (MFI) is an intensive, high-level week-long training that provides personal and professional development opportunities for key urban forestry decision makers. This unique leadership training [...]

2 12, 2021

Kathy Lawrence on Her Municipal Forestry Institute Experience

By |2021-12-03T17:46:20-05:00December 2nd, 2021|Categories: Environmental Justice, Municipal Forestry Insitute, Training|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Kathy Lawrence Kathy Lawrence is the dynamic Board Chair for the Greater Newburgh Parks Conservancy. She received some financial assistance from the Council toward attending MFI. She shares this reflection from the training.    With advice and support from some amazing folks at the New [...]

2 07, 2021

Andy Hillman Reflects on Career, What’s Next, and Why UCF Has Arrived

By |2021-07-02T12:21:00-04:00July 2nd, 2021|Categories: Essays and Reflections, Member Profiles, Municipal Forestry Insitute, Organizational News, Urban Horticulture Institute|Tags: , |5 Comments

  Last April, former Council President, current Grants Committee Chair, and longtime Council Board Member Andy Hillman retired from a decade (to the day) of work as a business developer for Davey Resource Group. Prior to that, he was Ithaca’s longtime city forester, and prior to that [...]

23 03, 2020

Sophia Rodbell & Her Post-MFI Reflection

By |2020-03-23T15:35:50-04:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Municipal Forestry Insitute, Training|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Sophia Rodbell (left) with fellow 2020 MFI grad Jean Zimmerman (center) and MFI Teaching Cadre Member and Council Past President Andy Hillman, enjoying the early spring weather in Gulf Shores, Alabama. NYSUFC Board Member Sophia Rodbell recently graduated from the 2020 Municipal Forestry Institute (MFI), [...]

9 03, 2020

Arborist & Author Jean Zimmerman on Her MFI Experience

By |2020-03-09T08:00:26-04:00March 9th, 2020|Categories: Essays and Reflections, Municipal Forestry Insitute|Tags: , |1 Comment

Arborist and author Jean Zimmerman. Photo by Maud Reavill Council Member and SavATree Arborist Jean Zimmerman recently attended the 2020 Municipal Forestry Institute (MFI) with partial assistance from a Council scholarship. With this MFI class, more than 750 urban forestry and affiliated professionals have completed [...]

9 10, 2019

Scholarships for Council Members for SMA, Partners, MFI

By |2019-10-09T16:22:35-04:00October 9th, 2019|Categories: Municipal Forestry Insitute, Organizational News, Partners Community Forestry|0 Comments

Deadlines extended!! One of the benefits of being a Council member is being eligible for these conference and training scholarships. Please use the brief scholarship application form to apply to any of these:  Society of Municipal Arborists 55th Annual International Conference and Trade Show - $199 scholarships [...]

20 06, 2019

David Moore’s Advice to Budding Urban Foresters

By |2019-06-20T13:41:50-04:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: Advocacy, Awards, Municipal Forestry Insitute, NYC, Organizational News|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

David guest speaking for an urban forestry class at SUNY-ESF (College of Environmental Science & Forestry). Seven Considerations for Budding Urban Foresters   By David Moore, Senior Tree Supervisor, City of Oakland, California Photos Courtesy David Moore NYSUFC Past President (2015-2017) David Moore, 34, is [...]

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