The New York State Arborists,
International Society of Arboriculture Chapter, Inc.
is an association of professional arborists and educators that promotes public interest, fosters research and education in the care and benefits of trees, shrubs and their environment. Membership affords an opportunity to associate and exchange valuable information with other arborists and professionals who are interested in the care, maintenance and conservation of woody ornamentals.
Submit Your Arbor Day Poster Entries
2013 Arbor Day PosterArbor Day is a national observance that celebrates the importance of trees and promotes tree planting and care. First celebrated in 1872, it was established as a way to encourage farmers and homesteaders to plant trees that would provide shade, shelter, food, fuel and beauty to open areas. In New York, Arbor Day is held on the last Friday in April.
Trees are essential to a healthy environment, helping provide clean air and creating a rich aesthetic for all. They are vital to our economy and contribute greatly to our everyday lives by providing paper for writing, lumber for the homes in which we live, maple syrup and fruit products, decorations during the holidays, improving air quality, and adding beauty to attract new business and tourism to our great state.
Unlike other holidays, many of which honor people or past events, Arbor Day looks to the future. Young people are our future foresters and leaders. This day reminds us to share our knowledge of the importance of trees and how to care for them with the youth of today.
Celebrating Arbor Day is a great opportunity for tree service professionals to promote tree planting and care in their communities. Create excitement and promote participation with tree planting activities, educational events, games, and programs for all ages.
2014 Arbor Day Poster Contest -- INVITATION FOR ENTRIES
Each year the public is invited to submit photography and/or artwork to be considered for the State Arbor Day Poster. The State Arbor Day Poster is a long time tradition and posters have become collectors items for many. There are over 100,000 posters printed for distribution to 3,500 schools throughout New York State and and distributed at the NYS Fair, as well as many other venues. The winning artist is honored at the annual state Arbor Day celebration at the New York State Capitol, when the NYS Arbor Day Committee presents the NYS Governor and First Lady with a framed Arbor Day poster.
The NYS Arbor Day Committee is accepting entries through December 31, 2013.
Click the link below to download the Call for Entries and entry form.
Register for the 2014 Annual Meeting
Join us on January 26-27 at the Crowne Plaza in Suffern, NY for the NYSA Annual Meeting. You will receive an exeptional value of a first class education conference with a chance to check out the latest products and services in the vendor area, share experiences with your colleagues from across the state, earn valuable DEC and ISA credits, and so much more!
Save $20 per person when you register multiple people from your company for the entire conference.
Hear speakers who are leaders in arboriculture research, diseases and pests, safety and business operations, and will help you address the current issues and trends that matter to you. (Earn 8 DEC credits. All sessions are approved for ISA credits)
♦ Against the Current: Pest, Pathogens, and Produce on the St. Lawrence Seaway (approved for 1.5 DEC credits for categories: 2, 3a, 9, 10, 25)
♦ Commercial Vehicle Safety/DOT Updates
♦ What Went Wrong & Lessions Learned: An Analysis of Safety Incidents on Worksites and How to Avoid Them in the Future
♦ Chainsaw Beyond the Usual
♦ New Prospects for Asian Longhorned Beetle Management in the U.S. (approved for 1.5 DEC credits for categories: 2, 3a, 9, 10)
♦ Reflections on Catastrophic Tree Diseases: The Fizzle in the Drizzle? (approved for 1.0 DEC credits for categories: 2, 3a, 9, 10, 25)
♦ Climate Changing Our Landscapes - Belive it or else! (approved for 1.0 DEC credits for categories: 2, 3a, 9, 10, 25)
♦ Developing a Culture of Safety in Your Company
♦ Impact of the Emerald Ash Borer and Community Associated Response in North America (approved for 1.0 DEC credits for categories: 3a, 9, 10)
♦ Conifer Pests (approved for 1.0 DEC credits for categories: 3a, 9, 10, 25)
♦ What is a Tree?
♦ NYS DEC Rules and Regulations Update (approved for 1.0 DEC credits for categories: Core credit)
♦ Customer Communications for Arborists
♦ and more!
Sponsorships and vendor tables provide valuable opportunities to promote your company, showcase your latest products and services and meet with new and existing clients.
Sign up online or download a marketing opportunities packet. The earlier you register, the sooner we are able to start promoting your company's participation at the annual meeting.
Exhibitors and sponsors are encouraged and welcome to attend all educational sessions. Connect with your customers at sessions, on breaks and in the vendor area!
The Crowne Plaza is located at 3 Executive Blvd, Suffern, NY conveniently located off Exit 14B of the NYS Thruway (I-87/287). Reserve your room at the special rate of $112/night plus applicable taxes by calling the Hotel Reservation Center at 1-800-227-6963 or the hotel directly at 845-357-4800; refer to Group Code NYA. The room deadline is January 6, 2014.
Thank You Sponsors
♦ Bandit Industries, Inc.
♦ Tree Care Industries Inc.
Bandit Industries, Inc. ♦ National Grid ♦ Selective Associates Insurance ♦ Tracked Lifts, Inc. ♦ Tree Care Industries Inc.
NYSA Raises the Bar at the Tour des Trees
NYSA extends a huge thanks to riders, volunteers and sponsors who participated at the STIHL Tour-des-Trees ride for research.
NYSA members raised the bar with cheering employees along the route and banners hung on bucket trucks at rest stops, meal breaks and hotel stays. Riders were educated by the injection and bare-root planting events put on in Rochester and Syracuse. And, the four car police escort (with sirens and horns blaring) up to SUNY ESF and out of Syracuse left them with something they soon won't forget. That had a big impact on the riders' enthusiasm for their ride. The contributions made by NYSA members helped make the trip through New York memorable, successful and safe. Again...MUCH THANKS!
Invasive Pest Tips
- Don't Move Firewood Poster.pdf
- Don't Move Firewood Factsheet pdf
- Alien Invaders are Hiding in Your Firewood Article pdf
Here's how to help STOP THE SPREAD of insect pests:
- Leave firewood at home–do not transport it to campgrounds or parks.
- Use only firewood from local sources. "Local" means from less than 50 miles. Firewood is commonly available at or near most campgrounds. It's a small price to pay to savethe trees in your favorite campground.
- If you have moved firewood, burn ALL of it before leaving your campsite. Do not carry firewood from one campground to another.