George LaMay


George LaMay , an Arborist, and has been an active supporter of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County for nearly two decades.

He and his wife of 50 years, Cynthia founded LaMay's Tree Service in Greenlawn, N.Y. in 1972. Their sons Buddy and Jason also work in, and manage this successful family business.

George served on the board of the Long Island Arboricultural Association years before becoming its president in 2002. One of his major responsibilities in that capacity was organizing an Annual Arbor Day Event. This annual event involves dozens of local Long Island companies donating a day of tree work for non-profit cultural institutions. Some of the locations where the work was donated are Caumsett State Historic Park, SUNY Farmingdale College, and the Vanderbilt Museum.

George served on the Board of Directors for Cornell University, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County (2007 – 2013) and served as Chair of the Program Advisory Committee for the Agriculture Program as well as with other CCE board committees. Currently, George is the President of the Education Foundation for Suffolk County Extension, Inc.

George has held many positions with the Long Island Arborist Association throughout his decades of involvement.

George is very committed to tree preservation and conservation and has taken many steps to offset the number of trees he is removing. He by maintaining his own mature tree Farm. George is also committed to helping pollinators by having a professional beekeeper maintaining several hives in his tree farm.

George is also very interested in recycling the wood he processes as much as possible and sends thousands of logs up to Canada every year to be used for lumber and cabinet making.

Last updated January 24, 2023