Climate Change and Community Forest Programs

Thursday, May 6th 2021 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


Join NYS ReLeaf’s Hudson Valley committee for a webinar on Climate and Community Forest programs – ways to implement your vision. This lunch time webinar will introduce you to programs that can help your community get climate smart and prepare your community forest for the future. Angelica Patterson (Master Science Educator, Black Rock Forest and PhD candidate Columbia University) will talk about how plants are responding to warming climate and the factors driving climate-induced tree migrations, while Andy Hillman (Arborist, Urban Forestry Consultant, NYS Urban Forestry Council) will present a selection of trees from other regions evaluated for the northeast and the importance of considering hardy cultivars for future climates, and Dazzle Eckblad (Climate office, NYS DEC) will introduce the Climate smart communities program and how to get started with climate smart programs in your community.

This webinar is free but requires registration, please visit for links to register.