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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 trees, plants, land management, and other relevant new from across the state in a monthly email newsletter titled "Forests, Plants, and Land Conservation". We anticipate primarily communicating email-only through DEC Delivers by late 2021.

Cancellations and refunds: For all workshops the registration fee is not refundable. Registration may be transferred to someone else though, please contact if you can no longer make it and someone else will attend in your place. Registration payments are handled by our advisory group, the NYS Urban Forestry Council (leaves DEC website).

Date Description Contact
October 20, 2021

Preparing Your Trees and Shrubs for Winter (Virtual)

11:30 AM

Join our Central NY ReLeaf partner Cornell Cooperative Extension Onondaga for a Facebook live event with Aspinall's Nursery to learn about preparing your trees and shrubs for winter. Come with your questions! Save the date and time by joining the Facebook Event (leaves DEC website) to get a reminder when the Facebook live happens.

November 5, 2021

Finger Lakes NY ReLeaf Workshop - Tree Decay and Tree Risk Assessments (In-person) - 9 AM to 3 PM

Meet at Watershed Education Center at Vitale Park, 5828 Big Tree Road, Lakeville, NY 14480

Join NYS ReLeaf's Finger Lakes chapter for an all-day workshop on tree decay and tree risk assessments. Certified arborists Chris Luley PhD and Josh Galiley will discuss the types of decay to look for in trees, how decay can cause failure, and how to assess the risk of failure in trees. Attendees can bring samples of fungi and wood decay with them for identification and discussion.

This workshop will start at the Watershed Education Center with classroom talks, then will move to Long Point Park for a demonstration of risk assessment and measuring decay with arboricultural equipment. Attendees will see the impacts of gypsy moth in the park and the work the park has been doing.

Workshop cost: $15/person, $10 NYSUF Council and ReLeaf committee members. Space is limited, registration required in advance. Register and pay online through the NYS UF Council (link leaves DEC's website).

Christina Mclaughlin

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