Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Conservation Café -- Greenburgh (NY) Public Library

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cafePreserving our Community Forests during ”Stormy” Times

Friday, March 23, 8:45 a.m. – 10 a.m.
(Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)
Greenburgh Public Library in Elmsford, NY

With all the recent harsh weather wreaking havoc on our local tree population, what does it take to protect the trees that are left behind? Find out how you can help protect and preserve the trees in your local community.

The program will feature:• Rick Harper, from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Westchester, who will discuss the importance of urban forests and their value to the ecosystem;
• Mark Gilliland, from the Village of Irvington’s Green Policy Board and Chairman of the Tree Board, who will discuss the results of the recent tree inventory and present analysis of the data collected during the study;
• Frank DiMarco, Commissioner of Tuckahoe Department of Public Works, who will discuss the town’s newly revised tree ordinance.

A panel discussion with a question-and-answer session will follow with:• Brendan Murphy, Forester with the Watershed Agricultural Council, who will discuss helpful information about choosing and planting native trees for reforestation efforts on public land as well as in your own backyard;
• Allan Douglas, Field Operations Planner for Con Edison, will give a brief overview of their Vegetation Management Program and respond to any inquiries.

Pre-registration is requested. Register online or by calling (914) 422.4053.

Coffee provided by Coffee Roaster Labs – please bring your own mug and carpool if possible.

The Greenburgh Public Library is located at 300 Tarrytown Road in Elmsford, NY.

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