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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...



Conference Time!

In the last week of June I had the pleasure of meeting with the Long Island ReLeaf local planning committee as final details of our 22nd annual conference were worked out. Longtime committee member and tree expert James Caracciola graciously hosted the meeting at his beautiful waterfront home on the former Guy Lombardo Estate overlooking the Woodcleft Canal in Freeport. James showed us his name badge from the last time we held our conference at Hofstra in 1998!

Message from the Council President

The official New York State Arbor Day Celebration was held this year amid the northern red oaks (Quercus rubra) at the north end of the Empire State Plaza. The red oaks were adorned with tree tags that listed the benefits each tree provides in energy savings, cleaner air, reduced stormwater runoff, and other ecosystem services.

Annual Summer Conference
22nd Annual ReLeaf Conference for 2014
NYS Urban Forestry Council Annual Report