The Annual Conference drew over 380 arborists and tree service professionals in Suffern to network with colleagues, learn from industry experts on industry trends and issues and talk with vendors. Thank you to all the tree professionals, arborists, sponsors and vendor who made this year's conference the largest one yet.
Congratulations to our Industry Award winners:
2020 Brian Skinner Lifetime Achievement Award
The award is presented to someone who has made exceptional and sustained contributions to our industry over that person’s entire working life.
Mary Kramarchyk Beck accepts the award from NYSA Past President Trevor Hall at the 2019 Arbor Day Celebration in Albany. Mary recently retired from the New York State DEC Urban Forestry Division and a long-time member of the New York State Urban Forestry Association was a tireless advocate for education and volunteer for the Arbor Day ceremony.
2020 Distinguished Arborist Award
Presented to a respected colleague who has furthered arboriculture in New York State.
Dawn Dailey O'Brien accepts the award from George Hudler for her tireless work on the Branching Out newsletter.
2020 Field Arborist Award
Presented to an arborist who has made a significant improvement in professional "hands on" tree care, heroism or creating a better field practice.
Greg Michel, Executive Director of Onondaga Earth Corps in Syracuse accepts the award from Jim Maloney of National Grid and NYSA President Lori Brockelbank.
Thank You, Sponsors and Vendors
VENDORS (Sponsors in bold)
♦ Almstead Tree, Shrub & Lawn Care
♦ American Arborist Supplies
♦ Amherst Nurseries
♦ Bandit Industries, Inc.
♦ Brian's Books - A Free Library
♦ Custom Truck/Source One
♦ Davey Resource Group, Inc.
♦ The Doggett Corporation
♦ EC Consulting NY
♦ The Flanders Group
♦ Greenleaf Supply
♦ Green Pro Solutions
♦ Leonardi Manufacturing Co., Inc,
♦ Mauget, Inc.
♦ Morbark LLC
♦ Northeastern Arborist Supply
♦ Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements
♦ Track Lifts, Inc.
♦ USDA APHIS PPQ
♦ Wickes Arborists