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Olmsted-ucational Lecture: Why City Trees Are Essential

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Featuring David Nowak, Ph.D., Senior Scientist and Team Leader, USDA Forest Service

David Nowak, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist and Team Leader, USDA Forest Service Professor, Landscape Architecture, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Olmsted-ucational Lecture:
“Why City Trees Are Essential to the Well-Being of New York Residents”

Buffalo Museum of Science

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
5:00 p.m. – Interviews with David Nowak
5:45 p.m. – Lecture begins

(Buffalo, N.Y.) – – The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is proud to host the 2017 Olmsted-ucational Lecture on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, starting at 5:45 p.m. at the Buffalo Museum of Science.  The lecture, “Why City Trees Are Essential to the Well-Being of New York Residents,” will be presented by David J. Nowak, Ph.D., and is sponsored by Delaware North. The lecture is free and open to the public. Doors open at 5:00 p.m.

Trees provide numerous benefits that are essential to the health and well-being of our city communities and families. Due to various changes in the landscape and environment, our city’s forests and their human benefits for quality of life are increasingly at risk. This presentation will illustrate how urban forests in NY and across the nation are changing, the growing need for tree care and replenishment, and how together we can establish more sustainable and healthy urban forests for future generations.

The lecture will feature speaker David J. Nowak, Ph.D., senior scientist and team leader with the USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station in Syracuse, NY. His research investigates urban forest structure, tree health and changes in environmental quality and its overall effect on human health.  Nowak’s full biography can be found at

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