Building & Maintaining Your Healthy Community Forest Webinar

This webinar is hosted by Southern Adirondack ReLeaf and is free and open to all.

10/28 9 AM Southern Adirondack ReLeaf – Building and maintaining your healthy community forest

Registration Link: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=ecb9b4b40ae24efe4267132ebeea8cbce

Join NY ReLeaf for a webinar on building and maintaining your healthy community forest! Starting a new program or maintaining a fledgling program to care for your community trees on streets and in parks can be a challenge. Join us to learn about the steps to becoming a Tree City USA, the different kinds of awards, and the benefits of becoming a Tree City USA, how to find and apply for funding for your program, and a forest health update! The southern Adirondacks have had several notable outbreaks this year of invasive species that threaten trees – including Hemlock wooly adelgid and emerald ash borer. Preparing early to manage these threats can be key to keeping your community forest healthy! ISA and CNLP credits pending.

  • Becoming a Tree City USA – Andréa Nieves, Education assistant and Tree City Coordinator, Urban Forestry Program, NYS DEC
  • Finding and preparing for grants – Christina McLaughlin, Partnership coordinator, Urban Forestry Program, NYS DEC
  • Forest health update – Rob Cole, Forester, Invasive species and forest health, NYS DEC

How it Happened: The History of NY ReLeaf

Welcome to Part One of Council Cofounder Nancy Wolf’s meticulously researched and lively

How it Happened: New York ReLeaf

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?

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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?

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How did New York gain the distinction of having the oldest state forestry agency in the United States?

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When and where were the first national urban forestry conferences held, and who organized them?

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Who were the first NYSDEC Regional Foresters for urban forestry, including the first two women?

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How did volunteers and nonprofits fuel the creation of the urban and community forestry movement in NYS?

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