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Remembering George Schichtel, with Nina Bassuk and Andy Hillman

George Schichtel receiving a Lifetime Member award from PLANT WNY: The Professional Landscape & Nursery Trade Association. Photo from PLANT WNY (plantwny.com). Schichtel’s Nursery scion George Schichtel passed away on December 31, 2021 at age 93. Here, Nina Bassuk and Andy Hillman share their histories with George, reflect [...]

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Fall Tree Planting in Woodstock, Avon, and Saugerties

Last fall (2021), the Town of Woodstock (Ulster County) planted one red oak (Quercus rubra) and two Kindred Spirit oaks. Kindred Spirit is a hybrid of swamp white oak (Q. bicolor) and the columnar English oak (Q. robur 'Fastigiata'). Photo by Carol March A ceremonial corgi was [...]

A River to the Sky: An Essay on Tree Canopy and Evaporation, by DEC Forester George Profous

Michelle Sutton Essay Tree Canopy and Evaporation: A River to the Sky   By George Profous, NYSDEC Region 3 Senior Forester George.Profous@dec.ny.gov References listed at end of essay A tree is a disguised water fountain that converts high energy solar radiation into low temperature latent heat by moving [...]

Top Seven Blog Posts of 2021

Photos by John Kilcullen #1 Sublime “Downtown Doors” Series Photo-Documents Staten Island Trees & Homes from 1940 to Today No one loves Staten Island's trees and homes more than John Kilcullen (and his dog, Walker). This fabulous pictorial with super interesting historical interpretation is not to be missed. [...]

The State of the Urban Forest in New York City: New Release from The Nature Conservancy

Council Board Member and Lead Scientist for the Cities Program with The Nature Conservancy in New York Dr. Michael Treglia shares this news from his team.  The Nature Conservancy in New York’s Cities Program recently released a report, The State of the Urban Forest in New York City. This work [...]

NYSUFC Quick Start Grants of up to $1000 are available for Spring 2022 tree planting events for communities that want to work toward becoming a Tree City USA. Deadline to apply is Feb 10, 2022. 🌳

Watch the 2021 Virtual NY ReLeaf Conference presentations on our Council YouTube channel. Topics include Structural Pruning of Young Trees and Conservation of Birds and Bats in the Urban Forest. 🌳

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