Longtime Council stalwart and unfailingly kind and gentle Pat Tobin died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Fayetteville on Saturday, September 1, 2018.
“Although she had some health issues, her death did come as a shock to the family. We wanted to reach out to the NYSUFC as soon as possible, because we know she was a great friend and mentor to so many in your organization. As you know, she took great joy in her work. We her family relished hearing all the latest ‘tree news’ and were so proud of her accomplishments both with the local tree commission and with your organization. Pat is survived by her brother Leo and sister-in-law Kathy Tobin of Canastota, and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and, of course, friends.” –Regina Plunkett Dowling (wife of Pat’s nephew Sean Dowling)
We would like to do a tribute to Pat on the blog. To that end, kindly send your remembrances, pictures, and anecdotes to editor Michelle Sutton at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Forestry Awareness Day (FAD) 2015 is coming up on February 2 in Albany. Please join us! Participation/Registration is free for NYSUFC members.
FAD is sponsored by The Council of Forest Resource Organizations (CFRO), of which our NYS Urban Forestry Council is a member. (Among the other 14 organizations are The Nature Conservancy, SUNY ESF, New York Forest Owners Association, NY Farm Bureau, and the Empire State Forest Products Association).
FAD is a chance to educate our NYS legislators about key issues in Urban Forestry, Forestry Property Taxation, Wood Energy/Biomass Energy, Improving and Protecting Forest Health, and Sustainable Woodland Management and Conservation.