From Scottsville to Long Beach: Urban Forest Master Plans, Management Plans, and Reports

The Council is creating a compendium of urban forest master plans, management plans, and reports. Look to these when crafting your community’s first or updated Plan … and when you do have yours in place, kindly send it our way! We’ll add it to this growing collection of fine templates from around our state. Note: … Read more…

Urban Forest Master Plans, Management Plans, and Reports

Batavia Binghamton Canandaigua  DeWitt Fulton Ithaca Long Beach Middletown Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester NYC by Neighborhood Newburgh Nyack Ogdensburg, Part I Ogdensburg, Part II Red Hook, Town Red Hook, Village Rochester Saratoga Springs Schenectady Scottsville Syracuse  

Rochester’s Urban Forest Master Plan

Calling all Master Plans! Rochester City Forester and NYSUFC Executive Committee Member Brian Liberti shares the following intro from the most recent Rochester Urban Forest Master Plan. You can also see Ithaca’s Urban Forest Master Plan here. We’d like to collect as many UF Master Plans from around the State as possible, so that communities … Read more…

Ithaca’s Urban Forest Master Plan: A Template for Other Munis

Looking for a template as you craft or revise your community’s urban forest master plan (UFMP)? Ithaca once again leads the way. The newly revised document includes a master plan, tree inventory data, and arboricultural guidelines. To borrow from the Pittsburgh UFMP, “An Urban Forest Master Plan is a road map, providing detailed information, recommendations, … Read more…

The Red Hook Way: Town & Village Urban Forest Management Plans

Village Green and the Red Hook Town Tree Commission are pleased to share these urban forest management plans. Longtime Red Hook environmental advocate Brenda Cagle shares some background with us.  The Town of Red Hook Forestry Management Plan is an example of a volunteer-created plan for a small community (pop. 8240). The Red Hook Town Tree … Read more…

Arbor Day Planting in Perry with Funding from Council

The Village of Perry is another community that received Arbor Day 2016 funding through our Council in partnership with the DEC. Perry Tree Advisory Board Chair and Village Trustee Eleanor Jacobs sent in this report.  Securing the NYSUFC Arbor Day Community Grant was the first major accomplishment of the recently formed Village of Perry Tree … Read more…

Nyack’s Tree Inventory Propels Nursery and Planting Program

Here, Nyack Tree Committee Chair Marcy Denker discusses the tree inventory recently completed in her Village. You can see the full tree inventory report here, and the key findings from the inventory can be seen after Marcy’s narrative.    New York State Urban Forestry Program Coordinator Mary Kramarchyk says, “Nyack uses the principles of good … Read more…

All Thanks to Mary! Pictorial & Tributes to a Phenomenal State Urban Forestry Coordinator

Our longtime, beloved DEC statewide coordinator Mary Kramarchyk has moved on to a position with the Diocese of Albany. A call for tributes to Mary was put out via various media; if you sent one and don’t see it here, or would like to add yours belatedly, please write Council Editor Michelle Sutton at editor@nysufc.org. … Read more…

Up With Trees! SMA Tulsa Conference Highlights

Recently, Council members such as Past President Andy Hillman, Secretary Steve Harris, Board Member James Kaechele, and myself (Blog Editor Michelle Sutton) attended the Annual Conference of the Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA). It was held November 13-14, 2017 in Tulsa, Oklahoma prior to the Partners in Community Forestry Conference on November 15-16. SMA conferences … Read more…

Get to Know Him! Art Traver Edition

Landscape architect and longtime Council Board Member Art Traver works for Wendel Companies out of their Buffalo office.   Were there childhood influences foreshadowing your career?   Art Traver: I think I first noticed the “environment” when I was in Boy Scouts. Our troop had their own camp in Wyoming County. My interest really kicked … Read more…