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$22.5 Million Available for Climate Smart Communities Projects

Grant funding is now available for municipalities across the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change. Governor Kathy Hochul recently announced $22.5 million is now available for the Climate Smart Communities Grant Program. Eligible projects can include reducing flood risk and emissions from food waste, relocating or retrofitting [...]

By |May 28th, 2024|Categories: Climate Change, Grants, Research|Comments Off on $22.5 Million Available for Climate Smart Communities Projects

Registration Now Open! Annual ReLeaf Conference – July 24-26 in Albany, NY

The most “tree-tacular” conference in New York is about two months away! Visit the ReLeaf Conference page to register and view the agenda for the ReLeaf Conference and book your hotel room now in the block. This year’s conference features three tracts: equity and engagement, research and technology, and planning and [...]

By |May 23rd, 2024|Categories: Conferences, NY ReLeaf, ReLeaf Conference|Comments Off on Registration Now Open! Annual ReLeaf Conference – July 24-26 in Albany, NY

An Arbor Day Space Tree at Bronx Community College

Bronx Community College (BCC) was selected as one of fifty sites nationwide to receive a living piece of spaceflight history to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics: an American sycamore seedling grown from a tree seed that flew around the Moon on NASA’s Artemis I mission in late 2022. [...]

By |May 14th, 2024|Categories: Arbor Day, Arbor Day Foundation, Innovative Projects and Programs|Comments Off on An Arbor Day Space Tree at Bronx Community College

Trees, Please!

Washington Hawthorn from Arbor Day Seedling, Food Source for Cedar Waxwings/Photo Jim DeLellis “Is the tree as it rises delighted with its many branches, each one like a poem?” — Mary Oliver

By |May 13th, 2024|Categories: Trees Please|Comments Off on Trees, Please!

In the Latest Issue of City Trees

In the May-June edition of City Trees Magazine: Fresh for Everyone: A Look Back at the 2024 Municipal Forestry Institute (and an Interest Form for 2025!) Johan Östberg and Gustav Nässlander on their Arborist Exchange adventure from Sweden to Washington DC, Baltimore, and NYC USFS and Partners on Why Stewardship Matters: Reflections [...]

By |May 8th, 2024|Categories: City Trees Magazine, Urban & Community Forestry Society|Comments Off on In the Latest Issue of City Trees

A Great Arbor Day in Ballston Spa!

Contributing Writer: Kristopher Williams, Invasive Species Coordinator, Capital Region Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management The Village of Ballston Spa Park and Tree Board sponsored an informative and fun Arbor Day Tree Planting and Maintenance Demonstration at Kelly Park on Saturday, April 27, 2024. Two American sycamores (Platanus occidentalis) [...]

By |May 7th, 2024|Categories: Arbor Day, Arbor Day Foundation|Comments Off on A Great Arbor Day in Ballston Spa!
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