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Urban and Community Forestry Upcoming Activities

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July 26th-28th, 2018. 2018 ReLeaf Conference: Navigating the Complex Urban Forest.Location: Rochester Institute of Technology. This conference is an excellent opportunity to network with urban forestry professionals and volunteers from across the state, while. Workshop topics include: New York Tree Law, Decay Fungi and Tree Health in the Urban Forest, Under-utilized Trees in the Landscape and Forest Health Update. Featured tours include: RIT Campus Sustainability walking tour and Mt. Hope Cemetery Tour. SAF, ISA, DEC Pesticide, CNLP, SMA and LA credits have been applied for. Registration is due by June 26th. Online registration is available with the NYS Urban Forestry Council (link leaves DEC's website). Mary Martin
September 26th, 2018 Planting Trees to Improve Water Quality in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Location: Oneonta, NY. These workshops will focus on importance of urban/suburban tree cover and riparian buffers. Attendees will acquire the tools to enhance their communities with tree plantings and learn lifelong skills to care for and sustain trees and buffers. ISA and CNLP credits pending, 4 Planning and Zoning credits available. Early registration is due by September 18th. Mary Beck
October 16th, 2018 Tree Safety. Location: South Wales, NY. This workshop is open to beginners and professionals alike looking to expand their knowledge of safety surrounding tree care. Safety specific reviews will include chainsaw safety, chipper protocols, and tree-climbing precautions. ISA, CNLP and planning and zoning credits will be available. Early registration is due by October 9th.

Mary Martin
November 8th, 2018 Building Your Community Forestry Program (PDF, 192 KB). Location: Monroe, NY. Find out what other local tree boards are doing in the Hudson Valley area. Topics include creative ways to reach out to new volunteers and how to effectively work with your local government to accomplish projects. ISA, CNLP, AICP credits pending. 2 Planning and Zoning Credits available. Early registration due by October 25th. Sally Kellogg
December 21st, 2018 5th Grade Arbor Day Poster Contest (PDF, 197 KB) submissions due to your local forester. Read more information. Sally Kellogg
December 31st, 2018. Promote Arbor Day with your Artwork (PDF, 46 KB). The Arbor Day Committee is now accepting submissions for the 2019 NYS Arbor Day Poster Contest. Read more information. Sally Kellogg
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To see our events go to Urban and Community Forestry Calendar of Events.