Call your Reps: Urban Forestry in the Reconciliation & Bipartisan Infrastructure Bills

Thank you to the marvelous Danielle Watson of the Society of American Foresters for this update and to American Forests for providing always-helpful resources.   The budget reconciliation and bipartisan infrastructure bills have been drafted and are expected to see important action in Congress this month, likely before October 31. These bills, combined, contain [...]

By |October 8th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fall Planting Recipients of Council Tree City USA Reward Grants Announced

The intent of this competitive grant is to encourage municipalities to sustain their community forestry program and maintain their status as a Tree City USA through a celebratory tree planting in which a large specimen tree or a grove of trees is planted in a prominent location within the community. [...]

By |September 30th, 2021|Categories: Funding, Grants, Organizational News, Tree City USA|0 Comments

How to Remove Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses this Winter

You've probably heard about or participated in citizen efforts to reduce spotted lanternfly, including some creative approaches like a combined pub crawl/lanternfly crushing event. Crushing egg masses is also helpful. The best time to destroy spotted lanternfly egg masses is winter through early spring. You just need an old driver's [...]

By |September 23rd, 2021|Categories: DEC, Diseases and Insects|Tags: |0 Comments

The Storied English Elm of Washington Square Park, with Georgia Silvera Seamans

The beloved shade-giving Washington Square Park English elm tree (Ulmus procera), which provides cavities and foraging for birds, squirrels, and raccoons, among other wildlife. All photos by Georgia Silvera Seamans This is the first in a series by Washington Square Park Eco Projects Director Georgia Silvera Seamans showcasing the [...]

Watch the 2021 Virtual NY ReLeaf Conference presentations for free on our Council YouTube channel. Topics include Structural Pruning of Young Trees, Conservation of Birds and Bats in the Urban Forest, Trees and Human Health, Tree Stewardship Partnerships in Greater Buffalo, Rain Check Buffalo, and Turning i-Tree Plans to Policy. 🌳
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New York State’s Urban Forestry program is a partnership of public, private, and volunteer organizations and individuals that fosters comprehensive planning, management, and education throughout New York to create a healthy urban and community forest and enhance quality of life.

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