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[LIBERTY] – Sullivan County residents interested in caring about public trees are invited to help form a new “Tree Keepers” organization by attending an inaugural meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28 at the CVI Center in Liberty.
The purpose of the organization is to bring together a working group of individuals with Tree Steward training, arborists and other experts in the field, and representatives of organizations working to protect forests and habitat. The group will discuss concerns, observations and suggestions for good tree health, care and habitat preservation in Sullivan County. It will develop an action plan that is reasonable and supports individual efforts in each of communities represented.
Registration is requested. Refreshments will be served. To attend this meeting, please contact Sullivan Renaissance at 845-295-2445.
This initiative is being sponsored initially by Sullivan Renaissance, Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Sullivan County and individuals concerned about protecting public and private trees.
TREE STEWARD TRAINING
As part of this effort, CCE has scheduled two sets of “Tree Steward” classes in August and September. Each two-day training includes eight hours of hands-on instruction on how to identify, plant and care for trees, followed by ten hours of community service. Tuition is $25.
Because of interest in the topic and concerns for tree health, the August training filled quickly. The two-day September session will be held on September 18 and 19 at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center, 64 Ferndale Loomis Road, Liberty, NY 12754. For information on how to register, visit http://blogs.cce.cornell.edu/sullivan/ or call 845-292-6180.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is a statewide educational organization funded by national, state and county governments – that helps New York residents put research-based knowledge to work.
Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation. For information call Sullivan Renaissance at 845-295-2445 or visit www.sullivanrenaissance.org.