Naomi says, in her biog:-
I studied Botany, Horticulture, Landscape Design, but nothing fit until my first hike in the Catskills (NY) Forever Wild forest. My tree journey led me to the developing world of Urban Forestry studies and a relationship with Federal and State Urban Foresters, enabling me to
• co-author the Federal ReLeaf U&CF program for NY State; implement /chair the program in NYC;
• author Recommendations for an Urban Forest Management Plan;
• coordinate international and local educational conferences, seminars and workshops for
professionals and concerned citizens;
• develop/ initiate informed stewardship/ citizen science opportunities for concerned NY
residents, e.g. the Asian Longhorned Beetle NYC Public Outreach program (Federally-funded).