25 10, 2017

Municipal Forestry Institute Coming to Connecticut in February 2018!

By |2017-10-25T23:42:21-04:00October 25th, 2017|Categories: Municipal Forestry Insitute, SMA, Training|Tags: |0 Comments

“Without hesitation, I would encourage anybody who is in the urban forestry field to attend MFI. Do whatever you have to do to get there! I found it so incredibly valuable.” —Karen Emmerich, NYSUFC President  Photo by Paul Ries The Municipal Forestry Institute (MFI) is [...]

15 03, 2017

Council Board Member & New MFI Grad Mike DeMarco

By |2017-03-15T14:11:06-04:00March 15th, 2017|Categories: Member Profiles, Municipal Forestry Insitute, Organizational News, Scholarships, SMA, Society of Municipal Arborists|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Council Board Member Mike DeMarco attended the 2017 Municipal Forestry Institute (MFI) on scholarship from the Council and NYSDEC. MFI is an immersive, weeklong leadership training for urban forestry professionals. Here, we learn about DeMarco’s takeaways from MFI, his current position, and his work and educational background. [...]

9 06, 2016

Karen Emmerich Reflects on Municipal Forestry Institute Experience

By |2016-06-09T13:30:39-04:00June 9th, 2016|Categories: Member Profiles, Municipal Forestry Insitute, Organizational News, Scholarships|Tags: |0 Comments

Karen Emmerich Environmental consultant Karen Emmerich serves on the NYSUFC Board, on the Region 3 ReLeaf Committee, and as Tree Commission Chair for the Town of Warwick. Last February, the Council provided a partial scholarship for Karen to attend the Municipal Forestry Institute (MFI), a [...]

4 06, 2015

Getting to Know Council Treasurer Lori Brockelbank

By |2016-04-26T16:01:27-04:00June 4th, 2015|Categories: Member Profiles, Municipal Forestry Insitute, Tour des Trees|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Lori (center) with fellow Tour des Trees riders in Wisconsin in 2014. Photo by R. Jeanette Martin Like so many of our members, Council Treasurer Lori Brockelbank is living a big, passionate life. This includes riding for the third year in a row in the [...]

22 04, 2015

NYC Senior Forester and MFI Grad Brian Widener

By |2015-04-22T22:21:42-04:00April 22nd, 2015|Categories: Member Profiles, Municipal Forestry Insitute|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Brian Widener at Buttermilk Falls in New Jersey In February, 2015, NYC Senior Forester for Trees and Sidewalks Brian Widener attended the week-long Municipal Forestry Institute (MFI), held at The Oregon Garden in Silverton, Oregon. Here we learn about Brian’s background, his work in NYC, and his [...]

22 04, 2014

Getting to Know Jeremy Barrick

By |2016-04-27T10:29:22-04:00April 22nd, 2014|Categories: Member Profiles, Municipal Forestry Insitute|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Jeremy Barrick is Deputy Chief of Forestry, Horticulture, and Natural Resources for the City of New York Department of Parks and Recreation and a graduate of the Municipal Forestry Institute. This is adapted from a profile of Jeremy that appeared in City TREES. Jeremy, can you tell us [...]

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