About 40 invited guests attended the Arbor Day Foundation (ADF) reception on June 6th in the Arsenal at Central Park to honor David Moore’s recognition as ADF 2019 Trailblazer. The Trailblazer Award recognizes outstanding achievement in arboriculture and/or urban forestry by professionals under 35. At the reception, a video (above) about David’s work was unveiled, David gave an extemporaneous, from-the-heart speech, and attendees enjoyed a reception on the Arsenal roof, overlooking the southeast corner of Central Park.

Revelers on the Arsenal rooftop, from left: former NYSDEC Urban Forestry Program Coordinator Mary Beck, current NYSUFC President Karen Emmerich, David Moore, and Past NYSUFC President Andy Hillman.

David with wife Leyla Moore and son Shepard.

The Arbor Day Foundation’s Katie Loos (left) and Brianne Bayer traveled from ADF headquarters in Lincoln, Nebraska to organize and host David’s award ceremony.

Congrats on this well-deserved honor, David! We at the NYSUFC look forward to watching your star continuing to rise.