Next week Wednesday, April 13, Miguel Berrios, the ISA Forester who conducted the inventory of Hudson's park and street trees last year, will present his findings and give an overview of the Hudson Community Forestry Management Plan. The plan outlines immediate needs, as well as short- and long-term goals for creating a healthy, diverse native species tree canopy for the City of Hudson. The plan is the culmination of work funded by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Urban Forestry Department through a grant secured by the Hudson Conservation Advisory Council.
The presentation will take place virtually at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 13. Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
Related to urban forestry and environmental conservation, there's another event coming up on Saturday, April 23, one that does not allow for remote participation: Part 1 of the Oakdale Rewilding Project.
There are three parts to the Oakdale Rewilding Project. The first, happening on April 23, involves removing competitive plant species. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. with an orientation in the main parking lot at Oakdale, during which the day's projects will be outlined. The trail work takes place from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. If you arrive after 11:00 a.m., check in at the pavilion near the main parking lot. Drinks, snacks, and tools will be provided for those who volunteer.
The Oakdale Rewilding Project is made possible by the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation's Bridging Divides, Healing Communities grant program, in partnership with Columbia Land Conservancy, City of Hudson Youth Department, Friends of Oakdale Lake, and Friends of Hudson Youth.