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     TAKING ROOT  April 2015

On the Blog:
Getting to Know 
Beloved Longtime Council Advocate 
Marty Mullarkey



Message from President Andy Hillman  

Need Volunteers for Your Arbor Day Projects?

Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees) and The Cellular Connection (TCC) are partnering to support local tree planting, care, and education events from April 1 – June 30, 2015. As a member of The Alliance for Community Trees, the New York State Urban Forestry Council is connecting employees of The Cellular Connection (TCC) with our Council members who can use volunteers for their Arbor Day projects.

If you want to participate in this member benefit, please contact our Executive Secretary Liana Gooding or me and we will facilitate getting the volunteers to your project. The only requirement is that you have a TCC office relatively nearby. If you go to the TCC website it is easy to find where they are in New York State or adjacent states if you are near a border.

My favorite holiday of the year is rapidly approaching so let me be the first to say, Happy Arbor Day! —Andy Hillman,

Also on the Blog ... 

The Census is Coming!
Highlights from the NYC Workshop

Old-Fashioned Letter Writing May Be
the Best Form of Advocacy 

NYC's Matt Stephens's Arborist
Exchange to Washington D
Buffalo's Cost-Share Grant Story & Advice 





Save the Date

The New York ReLeaf Conference will be held at SUNY ESF in Syracuse

July 16-18, 2015 


Invitation to Albany's Arbor Day Celebration

Albany Mayor Kathy M. Sheehan and Commissioner Joe Martens invite you to the 2015 Arbor Day Celebration. Featuring: Ceremonial tree planting and dedication, presentations of industry awards, and showcasing the 2015 Arbor Day Poster. Friday, April 24th 2015, starting at 11 a.m.  Location: Tivoli Lake Preserve, Albany NY
No RSVP necessary. 

Save the Date for Buffalo Insect & Disease Workshop 
Thursday, June 24, 2015

{Details to come} 

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