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     TAKING ROOT  May 2021

Program & Registration for July 23rd Virtual ReLeaf Conference

Our New Website 

Our 2020 Annual Report 

Poise in Miniature: Redbud

From President
Karen Emmerich 

Dear Urban and Community Forestry friends,  

We would love to see photos from your Arbor Day 2021 celebrations and share them on our social media. Kindly send images and stories to Council Editor Michelle Sutton ( 

Our July 23rd virtual ReLeaf Conference program is set, and online registration is active. Check it out here. We thank DEC and the Region 9 ReLeaf Committee for their skillful and dedicated work pulling this year's conference together. 

So much to be excited about!


See DEC Urban and Community Forestry Upcoming Activities for info about the following webinars:

Hudson Valley ReLeaf (Region 3): Climate and Community Forest programs - May 6
Electrical Hazard Awareness training - May 13 
NYC ReLeaf (Region 2): Moving Forward/Resiliency through COVID - May 14
Leatherstocking Region ReLeaf (Region 6 ): Finding Funding for your Urban and Community Forest Management Programs -  May 18
Southern Adirondack Region ReLeaf (R5): Regional Forest Health News - May 27
TAKING ROOT news and the NYSUFC Blog and Annual Report are made possible by a U.S. Forest Service grant, facilitated through NYSDEC Urban and Community Forestry.  

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In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information is also available in languages other than English. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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