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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