SMA Liaison Mike DeMarco SMA  New York Liaison

Mike DeMarco

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State Coordinator: 

Gloria VanDuyne:

Headline News

Lori Brockelbank of DRG, Inc. elected President of NYSA ISA Chapter

People You Should Know

Karen Emmerich is president of the New York State Urban Forestry Council; Lori Brockelbank is president of the New York State Arborists ISA Chapter. (both MFI grads); Andy Hillman is an MFI cadre member, past president of the SMA as well as the NYSUFC.

Coming events in State:

Coming events in State: TRAQ Renewal Course – 11/17/2020 Oyster Bay, NY

                                           TRAQ Program – 11/182020- 11/20/2020, Oyster Bay, NY

Creating and playing music was my first real passion and one that reigns today. In 2008, after joining Watertown, NY’s Street Tree Advisory Board, Tree Watertown, I found a new passion for transforming neighborhoods by planting trees.

At the age of 27, I enrolled at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) in Syracuse, NY and officially became an “old undergrad” in an effort to learn about urban forestry. In 2012, I joined the New York State Urban Forestry Council (NYSUFC) as a student ambassador and was lucky enough to be selected as an SMA student intern. That summer in Indianapolis, IN solidified my desire to pursue municipal forestry as a career.

I was lucky enough to conduct tree inventories and perform tree work for two globally respected companies before becoming a certified arborist and landing at the NYC Parks Department as a forester in Manhattan. In 2016, I was honored to become a member of the board for the NYSUFC. Today, armed with confidence gained at MFI 2017, I happily reside in my hometown of Watertown, Ny as a city planner tasked with managing the City’s urban forestry program.