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Urban and Community Forestry Upcoming Activities

DEC's Urban and Community Forestry Program (UCF) is changing how we promote workshops, conferences and grant opportunities. We encourage you to sign up for emails through DEC Delivers. In addition to urban forestry topics, you will receive information on forests, plants and land conservation across the state. We anticipate primarily email-only through DEC Delivers by 2021.

Date Description Contact
October 16, 2019

ReLeaf Workshop - Rochester
Location: Rochester Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14610
Topic and speaker:
Pruning workshop with Guy Meilleur of Historic Tree Care and the Veteran Tree Network

Program begins at 8:00 am, Registration starts at 7:30 am. Workshop ends at 3:30 pm

Credits: 6.5 ISA credits available
Cost: $65 non-members, $45 for ReLeaf or UFC Council member, $85 walk-ins (cash or check only, subject to space)

Space is limited! Walk-ins not guaranteed a seat. Registration required. Registration Brochure (PDF)

Andrea Nieves
October 21, 2019

Region 5 ReLeaf Committee Meeting 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Warren County Municipal Center, 1340 State Rt 9, Lake George, NY 12845
*Must RSVP by email to Christina to attend

Christina McLaughlin
October 23, 2019

Region 2 ReLeaf Committee Meeting 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Region 2 DEC Office, Hunter's Point Plaza, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101-5401
*Please RSVP by email to Christina if you are a new attendee

Christina McLaughlin
October 30, 2019

ReLeaf Workshop - Albany
Location: Region 4 DEC Office, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306-2014
Topic and Speaker:
Safe chainsaw operation seminar with Mike Burns. Informational Brochure (PDF)

Morning Program begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Check-in at 9:00 a.m.
Afternoon Program begins promptly at 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Check in at 1:30 p.m.
The two programs are the same, you may only attend one.

Cost: Free!

RSVP to attend at the online link here

Space is limited! You MUST register to attend. If you are no longer attending, please call to cancel registration.

Christina McLaughlin

December 4, 2019

Round 15 Grant Applications Due by 2:00 PM
Grant information is available at and applications must be submitted through Grants Gateway (leaves DEC website). Round 15 grant information is also available on DEC's website.

Gloria Van Duyne
December 4, 2019

ReLeaf Workshop - Buffalo
Location: Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew NY 14043
Topics and speakers:
Introduction to Tree and Plant Appraisal - Glenn Gentske, ASCA, Certified Arborist
Native tree and shrub planting - Tim Richlee, Draves Tree Service

Credits: Applying for ISA, CNLP, and Landscape Architect credits
Cost:$25, payable to NYS Urban and Community Forestry Council

Space is limited! You must register to attend. Registration instructions coming soon.

Christina McLaughlin
Visit DEC's Calendar of Events for a full listing of all agency activities.