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Urban and Community Forestry Upcoming Activities

DEC’s Urban and Community Forestry Program (UCF) is moving toward electronic communication of workshops, conferences and grant opportunities, and away from postal mailings as much as possible. 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.

If you can't make the workshop, or would like to view the slides in advance, download a copy of the presentation that will be given at the workshops here (PDF).

Date Description Contact
September 13, 2019 + 5 more dates

Courtesy event listing
This is a multi-day workshop, you must attend all the days. Dates: 9/13, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/11, and 10/17 for a total of 35 hours of instruction
Tree Stewardship Training Program: Practicing training in public tree management

Host: CCE Dutchess County, 2715 Route 44, Millbrook NY 12545

For more information please visit the CCE website (Link leaves DEC Website)

CCE Dutchess County - Stephanie Radin
October 2, 2019

Courtesy event listing
Tree Academy Workshop - Pruning for Municipal Tree Workers at Draves Arboretum

For workshop details, cost, and registration instructions visit the Draves Arboretum Website (Link leaves DEC website)

Draves Arboretum
October 9, 2019 Region 6 ReLeaf Committee Meeting. 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Cornell Cooperative Extension Oriskany Office, 121 Second St., Oriskany, NY 13424
Christina McLaughlin
October 16, 2019

ReLeaf Workshop
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
December 4, 2019

ReLeaf Workshop
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.