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Two-part workshop for tree enthusiasts on April 2

March 13, 2008

[FERNDALE] – “Planning for Trees in Urban & Community Landscapes” – a two-part workshop for planning and zoning boards and community tree enthusiasts – will be held on Wednesday, April 2 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the CVI Building in Ferndale, NY.  The seminar is sponsored by Sullivan Renaissance, New York ReLeaf and Cornell Cooperative Extension.


“Benefits of Trees in Urban and Community Landscapes” by Matt Arnn, Regional Landscape Architect, USDA Forest Service Northeast Area: an introduction to watershed forestry design concepts, planning techniques and storm water management practices that demonstrate how urban landscapes can be healthier, better functioning and more attractive resources for communities. 


“Finding Space for Trees in Urban and Community Landscapes” by Greg Dahle of Rutgers University School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ: understand the soil volumes that trees need for successful establishment and development; learn options for tree protection during development, planting in and around parking lots, and increasing street tree plantings.


Representatives of Cooperative Extension and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation will be available to discuss street tree issues.  Attendees receive a comprehensive resource packet.  Approval is pending for two CEU credits for ISA and NYS registered landscape architects.


Pre-registration is required by March 28.  The workshop fee is $10 per person.  The first 25 Sullivan Renaissance volunteers to register will receive free scholarships (up to two per community).  Registrations after March 28 (including phone registrations) are $20 per person. 


Sullivan Renaissance registrants should contact Kathleen Capozzoli at 845-295-2445  Others should contact: Brenda Cagle, 845-758-0504, or Stephanie Mallozzi, 845-677-8223 ext. 104,  


Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation.  Additional funding has been secured by NYS Senator John J. Bonacic and Assemblywoman Aileen M. Gunther.