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Coming Soon! The 22nd Annual ReLeaf Conference for New York State
July 17-19, 2014
Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York
Watch here for further information and Preliminary Agenda
and Registration Form coming in Early Spring!

About the NYS Urban Forestry Council

The NYS Urban Forestry Council is a volunteer group, organized formally in 1999, to advise and assist the NYS Department of Conservation (DEC) in executing its Urban and Community Forestry policies.The Council's major funding, supplied through the USDA Forest Service,is supplemented by membership dues and independent contributions...



DEC Seeking Grant Proposals

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is now accepting applications for Urban and Community Forestry projects across the state.

The submission deadline is December 5, 2013

Message from the Council President

Change is in the air and it seems to be a theme in this newsletter. Changing how we plant trees; going from balled & burlapped to bare root is actually a return to an old tried and true method. Thinking about urban fruit and nut trees in a new way is a change that can make our cities more sustainable. Urban permaculture can provide the quantifiable ecosystem services that we associate with the urban forest and give sustenance to the citizens who live there.

NYS Urban Forestry Council Annual Report
Annual Conference News!
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"ISA Certification Training/Certification Exam"
The training sessions will take place on March 20th and March 26th from 12:30 - 5:00 PM and ...