It’s not too late to register for ReLeaf 2017!
There’s a fantastic blog post about Queens on the New York Habitat blog. “While not as flashy as the skyscrapers of Manhattan, Queens boasts many beautiful landmarks. The Queensboro Bridge is a true icon, and connects Midtown Manhattan to Long Island City in Queens.”
Jan Davis (top), Assistant Director, Cooperative Forestry Program, USDA Forest Service and Dan Lambe, Arbor Day Foundation Director, will be the co-keynote speakers on the national outlook for urban forestry for the next ten years.
This year, ReLeaf will be held at St. John’s University in Queens. Founded in 1870 by the Vincentian Catholic Community, St. John’s is a private co-ed school with about 16,000 undergrads, 4700 graduate students, and 1400 full- and part-time faculty.
Conference-goers will have the chance to tour some of the natural areas of NYC. The NYC Parks Natural Resources Group manages 5,000 acres of forested natural areas across the five boroughs of NYC. There will also be optional tours of NYC Green Infrastructure projects and a tour of Queens Botanical Garden.
The product of NYC Parks’ TreesCount! 2015 Street Tree Census, the New York City Street Tree Map brings New York City’s urban forest to your fingertips. The interactive map allows users to learn about the trees in their community, record and share care activities, and much more. Jennifer Greenfeld, Assistant Commissioner for Forestry, Horticulture and Natural Resources will present the plenary talk about NYC Street Tree Map.