Registration is now open for this year’s ReLeaf Conference, set for July 21st through 23rd at Jefferson Community College in Watertown, NY.
This years theme is “Trees Bring Us Together,” looking at how partnerships are critically important to successful projects in urban forestry, and how to find and build strong inclusive partnerships in your community.
Featured speakers include:
- Ian Leahy, Vice President of urban forestry at American Forests, as the keynote speaker. Ian was the urban and community forestry program coordinator for Washington DC before joining American Forests, where he has developed the Tree Equity program since 2014;
- Dr. Donald A. Rakow, Associate professor in the School of Integrative Plant Science Horticulture Section at Cornell University, presenting “The giving tree was right: all the ways you benefit from urban trees;”
- Normand Genier, Tribal Forester, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, presenting “Responding and Adapting to the Ecological Impacts of EAB in the Akwesasne Mohawk Territory;” and
- Rebecca Hargrave, Associate professor of Environmental science and Arboriculture at SUNY Morrisville and Ph.D. student in Forest resources and Arboriculture at University of Massachusetts Amherst, presenting “Status of NYS Municipal Urban Forest Management Program – Preliminary Findings.”
For more information, including a complete agenda and conference details, or to register, visit the NYS Urban Forestry Council’s website.
Photo of American elm tree courtesy Wikimedia user Msact.