DEC's Urban and Community Forestry Program (UCF) promotes workshops, conferences and grant opportunities through social media and DEC Delivers. We encourage you to sign up for emails through DEC Delivers. In addition to urban forestry topics, you will receive information on trees, plants, land management, and other relevant new from across the state in a monthly email newsletter titled "Forests, Plants, and Land Conservation".
Cancellations and refunds: For all workshops the registration fee is not refundable. Registration may be transferred to someone else though, please contact [email protected] if you can no longer make it and someone else will attend in your place. Registration payments are handled by our advisory group, the NYS Urban Forestry Council.
Questions about an event? Email [email protected]
|April 2, 2024
R5 Southern Adirondack ReLeaf Workshop: Responsibly Rooted
9 AM - 1:30 PM
Join us a workshop about the resources available to your municipality or non-profit organization to for optimize optimizing the community tree benefits provided by trees in your community and therefore how taking action decreases potential hazards associated with passive urban forest management.
This workshop is free but online registration is required in advance.
|April 4, 2024
Webinar: SFI Urban and Community Forest Sustainability Standard
Noon – 1 PM
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative’s Urban and Community Forest Sustainability Standard promotes sustainable urban and community forests based on 16 objectives. This standard is appropriate for organizations that own, manage, or are responsible for urban and/or community forests. These organizations can come from all facets of the urban and community forest sector, including, but not limited to: governmental organizations (i.e., municipalities, counties, states, provinces), non-governmental organizations, Indigenous Peoples, community groups, healthcare organizations, educational organizations, and corporate organizations.
Come learn more about the SFI Urban and Community Forest Sustainability Standard from Paul Johnson, Vice President at SFI, Urban and Community Forestry and Career Pathways.
|May 10, 2024
R2 NYC ReLeaf Workshop:
Join us for a stewardship focused workshop at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx.
This workshop is free but online registration is required in advance and opens in February.
|May 14, 2024
R7 Central NY ReLeaf Workshop: Planting and Pruning
Join us for a planting and pruning workshop at Thornden Park in Syracuse for demonstrations of planting different types of stock trees (balled and burlapped, container, and bare root). Learn about common problems with nursery stock and how to be protective with your pruning.
Cost to be determined, registration opens in February.
|July 24-26, 2024
ReLeaf 2024 Conference
Join us July 24-26 in Albany for the annual urban forestry conference. Speakers will be announced soon, but save the date!
Visit DEC's Calendar of Events for a full listing of all agency activities.