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Thursday event set to promote care of community trees

By Associated Press

MARCY, N.Y. (AP) - The 21th Annual New York ReLeaf Conference is being held Thursday through Saturday at SUNY-IT in Marcy.

The conference fosters partnerships among tree professionals, citizen volunteers, educators, government and the private sector. The goal is to share experiences, ideas and new information about the management and care of our state's community trees.

The theme of this year's conference is "Rust 2 Green 2013." It will be promoted by Kevin Caravati, a researcher at the Georgia Tech Research Institute, who will discuss projects transforming vacant city properties into usable green spaces for the community.

Additional workshops will focus on the "Save the Rain" program in Onondaga County, proper tree planting, insects and diseases of landscape trees and urban soils.

For more information, you can visit www.nysurbanforestrycouncil.com

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