Pictorial: Honoring Brian Skinner, Remembering Pat Tobin


Following a tree planting in his honor, Brian Skinner’s friends and colleagues gave him a bucket truck salute. Among the speakers were Jim Maloney from National Grid, Rich Nelson from the New York State Arborists, and Council Secretary Steve Harris. Photo by Sally Kellogg/DEC

Brian said a few words to the assembled folks. His son (obscured by umbrella) helped with the tree planting. Photo Sally Kellogg/DEC
Friends and colleagues planting a red oak tree on the Syracuse Fairgrounds in honor of Brian Skinner.
On September 27, friends and colleagues of Pat Tobin and Brian Skinner gathered in Dewitt to plant a dawn redwood tree in Pat’s memory and Brian’s honor, to recognize the many years of service they gave to ReLeaf Region 7. The tree was planted by National Grid staff and Onondaga Earth Corps students, with Michael Grimm services providing water. Photo by Mary Martin/DEC 
A dawn redwood grows in Dewitt and will forever bring to mind our cherished Council friends Pat Tobin and Brian Skinner. Photo by Mary Martin/DEC



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