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Council Recognizes Nancy Wolf with Heartwood Award

You may recognize this year’s Heartwood Award winner as the author of the meticulously researched and lively document, “How it Happened: New York ReLeaf—A Brief History of Urban Forestry in the United States and the Creation of the New York State Program, Part 1.” Part 1 is available on the [...]

By |July 22nd, 2021|Categories: Awards, Organizational News, ReLeaf Conference|Tags: , |0 Comments

New Rochelle Honors County Parks Workers with Bur Oak Specimen Tree

Westchester Parks Foundation, Westchester County Parks Recreation and Conservation staff, and other dignitaries attended the ceremonial bur oak planting in New Rochelle. Photo Courtesy Westchester Parks Foundation Thank you to Westchester Parks Foundation for providing this account of the planting/celebration. See also this blog post from  Council Board [...]

Andy Hillman Reflects on Career, What’s Next, and Why UCF Has Arrived

  Last April, former Council President, current Grants Committee Chair, and longtime Council Board Member Andy Hillman retired from a decade (to the day) of work as a business developer for Davey Resource Group. Prior to that, he was Ithaca’s longtime city forester, and prior to that he worked for [...]

American Forests Releases Tree Equity Scores for 150K+ Neighborhoods in the U.S.

🟣 See the Tree Equity Map for the scores for metropolitan NYC, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, Ithaca, Elmira, Vestal, Utica Watertown, Saratoga Springs, and the Hudson Valley. This week, American Forests released Tree Equity scores for 486 urbanized areas of the United States, giving scores for 150,000+ neighborhoods correlating tree [...]

By |June 25th, 2021|Categories: Environmental Equity, Research|Tags: , |0 Comments

Fall 2021 NYSUFC Quick Start Grants & Tree City USA Reward Grants Application Period Open

Quick Start Grants: Applications due September 9th, 2021 The NYS Urban Forestry Council is pleased to announce Quick Start grants for communities to hold a tree planting event in the fall of 2021 celebrating Arbor Day, with the intention of moving toward becoming a Tree City USA. Communities can apply [...]

Council Grants for Fall 2021 Tree Planting Events — Accepting Applications Now

Quick Start Grants: Applications due September 9th, 2021

Tree City USA Reward Grants: Applications due September 16, 2021

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