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22 06, 2022

Rahma Food Forest: Permaculture in Practice on Syracuse’s South Side

By |2022-06-22T14:49:51-04:00June 22nd, 2022|Categories: Environmental Justice, Innovative Projects and Programs, Nonprofits, Permaculture, Urban Forest Ecology, Volunteers|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Along with all community members, medical providers and staff from Rahma Free Health Clinic in Syracuse can enjoy picking fresh fruit like apples, Asian pears, medlar, paw paw fruit, and more.   With Frank Cetera, written by Michelle Sutton Photos Courtesy The Alchemical Nursery The Rahma [...]

21 06, 2022

First-Ever Arbor Day Celebrations in Bombay, Oyster Bay, Penn Yan, and South Glens Falls

By |2022-06-21T18:33:32-04:00June 21st, 2022|Categories: Arbor Day, Grants, Tree City USA, Tree Planting, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

On May 2, 2022 the Town of Bombay (Franklin County; pop. ~ 1357) held its first-ever Arbor Day planting and celebration with 35 folks in attendance. The community planted red maples (Acer rubrum) and Japanese tree lilacs (Syringa reticulata 'Ivory Silk') and gave away tree seedlings, purchased [...]

9 06, 2022

Town of Penfield’s First Arbor Day a Roaring Success

By |2022-06-09T21:09:11-04:00June 9th, 2022|Categories: Arbor Day, Funding, Grants, Quick Start Grants, Tree City USA, Tree Planting, Volunteers, Youth|Tags: , |Comments Off on Town of Penfield’s First Arbor Day a Roaring Success

 The Conservation Board and the Planning Department of the Town of Penfield hosted a tree planting event and giveaway in Rothfuss Park, sponsored in part by a $1000 Quick Start grant from the NYSUFC. We at the Council are really impressed with the event Penfield organized! [...]

3 06, 2022

Tree City USA Grants for Fall Planting: Apply by July 15th 2022

By |2022-06-03T10:02:18-04:00June 3rd, 2022|Categories: Grants, Tree City USA|Tags: |Comments Off on Tree City USA Grants for Fall Planting: Apply by July 15th 2022

Kathy King 2022 Tree City USA Reward Grant Application The NYS Urban Forestry Council is pleased to announce available funding for communities to plant large specimen trees or a grove of trees in a prominent location within the community. Communities in New York State that [...]

31 05, 2022

Our 2021 Annual Report is Live!

By |2022-05-31T11:15:00-04:00May 31st, 2022|Categories: Annual Report|Tags: |Comments Off on Our 2021 Annual Report is Live!

See Report as PDF See Report as Flip-mag on Issuu Our 2021 Annual Report features Council accomplishments as well as featurettes about Equity, Justice, and Inclusion Consultant Christina B. Smith, DEC UCF Program Environmental Education Assistant Matthew Viglucci, Tree Watertown, and ReTree Schenectady. The Report was designed [...]

27 05, 2022

Nina Bassuk Retiring! Celebration in July, Memory Book

By |2022-05-27T09:35:49-04:00May 27th, 2022|Categories: Nina Bassuk, Organizational News, Urban Horticulture Institute|Tags: |Comments Off on Nina Bassuk Retiring! Celebration in July, Memory Book

After more than 40 years at Cornell University, Dr. Nina Bassuk will be retiring* this August! Nina's Cornell colleagues are planning a celebration for July 29, 2022 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Cornell Botanic Garden’s Nevin Center. They hope you can come. Please send any photos [...]

11 05, 2022

Registration and Program for ReLeaf Conference in Watertown July 21-23

By |2022-05-18T18:11:33-04:00May 11th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Registration and Program for ReLeaf Conference in Watertown July 21-23

Registration for the 2022 ReLeaf Conference in Watertown is open! Here's a peek at the packed conference program. Along with talks and workshops and social events, at ReLeaf this year you can choose a tour of Thompson Park, the Watertown Downtown Arboretum, or Jefferson Community College. You [...]

4 05, 2022

Underutilized Trees for Urban Use: Shingle Oak (Quercus imbricaria)

By |2022-05-04T15:44:56-04:00May 4th, 2022|Categories: Bare Root, Nina Bassuk, Tree Planting, Trees for Parks, UHI, Underutilized Urban Trees|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Underutilized Trees for Urban Use: Shingle Oak (Quercus imbricaria)

The striking pyramidal habit of a young shingle oak (Quercus imbricaria). All photos by Michelle Sutton In Watertown, New York, Urban Forestry Program Manager Mike DeMarco is a fan of shingle oak (Quercus imbricaria), which the city plants bare root, at small caliper (1.25 or [...]

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