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     TAKING ROOT  June 2015

ReLeaf 2015 SUNY ESF Conference Registration Open! 
American Chestnut Research and Restoration, SUNY ESF Green Roof and Rain Garden, Onondaga Lake Ecosystem Restoration ... just some of the highlights! It's going to be a great conference. July 16-18. 

Full Program and Registration HERE 


From Council President Andy Hillman  

Wow, it’s June! Time to register for the 2015 NY ReLeaf conference, July 16-18 at SUNY ESF in Syracuse.  

This year the theme is "Environmental Science and Urban Forestry."

You can download the registration or register online using Pay Pal by going to our website
The program and information about accommodations and travel are posted there as well.

Please register early; it helps us with logistics. Thanks, and see you in Syracuse! 
—Andy Hillman,

May was a Big Month for the Blog ... 

Perennially Joyful Urban Forestry Recognition Ceremony
The Red Hook Way: How to Have a Stellar Tree Commission
The Red Hook Way: How to Have a Successful Cost-Share Grant
Arbor Day Celebration in Utica 
MillionTreesNYC Short Film Captures the Spirit 

Well-Deserved Recognition 

At the April 24, 2015 Arbor Day Celebration at the Tivoli Lake Preserve in Albany, Bartlett Tree Arborist Representative Trevor Hall, on behalf of the New York State Arborists, presented Nina Bassuk with the 2015 Senior Scholar Award.

Hall says, "The NYSA gave this award to Nina in recognition of her research and extension work that has raised the level of arboriculture in NY. Nina has always been there as a respected and knowledgeable resource for us to turn to in planning our educational meetings and seminars. On top of that Nina has mentored countless students at Cornell in the care of urban trees." Congratulations, Nina! 

The Council's 2014 Annual Report: We are on Fire! 

This beautifully assembled celebration is sure to put a smile on your face. Please read and share with your networks!  

New York State Arborists Fall Conference
September 27-28, 2015
Holiday Inn
Liverpool, NY
Further info HERE 

  STIHL Tour des Trees and Our Own Lori Brockelbank: Next Stop, Orlando! 

2015 STIHL Tour des Trees to benefit the TREE Fund — October 25 – 31, 2015 — Orlando to Fort Lauderdale, Florida is the world’s largest fundraiser for tree research and education. This year the riders go to Florida for a week of unforgettable scenery, cycling and camaraderie in the Sunshine State. NYSUFC Treasurer Lori Brockelbank will be riding as part of TEAM NY, which you can support HERE

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