Registration for the 2022 ReLeaf Conference in Watertown will open May 18th and will be announced here on the blog. Meantime, here’s a peek at the packed conference program, which will be posted in full along with registration link on May 18th. Along with talks and workshops and social events, at ReLeaf this year you can choose a tour of Thompson Park, the Watertown Downtown Arboretum, or Jefferson Community College.

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Tribal Forester Normand Genier (center) will be speaking on “Responding and Adapting to the Ecological Impacts of EAB in the Akwesasne Mohawk Territory.” Angello Johnson (right), Land Resources Technician for the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, will present on “Black Ash Basketry: A Link to the Past.” Pictured at above left is Patricia LaValley of the USDA NRCS, who delivered sweetgrass plugs to the Akwesasne Native Plant Nursery to be grown out for cultural and land reclamation uses.

Syracuse City Planner Cimone Jordan will be presenting on “Using Tree Data to Inform the City of Syracuse’s Master Plan.” Cimone is a graduate of Hamilton College in Environmental Studies.

Rebecca Hargrave will be presenting on the preliminary findings of her research, “Status of NYS Municipal Urban Forest Management Program.” Rebecca is Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Arboriculture at SUNY Morrisville and
a PhD student in Forest Resources and Arboriculture at the University of
Massachusetts-Amherst.

American Forests Vice President for Urban Forestry Ian Leahy, co-author of the New York Times story at left, will give the keynote talk on “Optimizing Urban Forests for Climate and Public Health.”

 

On Friday morning, look for “Biophillic School Sites for Syracuse NY” with Emanuel Carter (left) MRP, Associate Professor, Director, SUNY Center for UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Studies Department of Landscape Architecture, and SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry and Justin Kwiatkowski, MS, Landscape
Designer, EDR Companies.

Check back on May 18th to see full program and to register. 🌳