In celebration of Arbor Day, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced that grants totaling $1.18 million have been awarded to communities across the state to inventory, plant, and maintain public trees. The grants are part [...]
We hope you'll check out our 2020 Annual Report on the theme of "Adapting, Connecting, and Reckoning." Designed by Sarah Gugercin and edited by Michelle Sutton, with help from Liana Gooding, Karen Emmerich, Gloria VanDuyne, and Alicia Ragusa.
Register Here for NY ReLeaf 2021 From NYSDEC Urban and Community Forestry Partnership Coordinator Christina McLaughlin and the Region 9 Conference Planning Committee comes the just-released conference agenda for the virtual NY ReLeaf gathering on Friday, July 23, 2021. Speakers include DEC's Carl Herzog on Conversation of [...]
Talented Council Website Manager and Graphic Designer Sarah Gugercin recently redesigned the Council website to be more beautiful, functional, and secure. Sarah has over 10 years' experience developing websites and since 2018 has designed City Trees, the magazine of the Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA). Sarah has [...]
By Jean Zimmerman, Council Board Member and Commercial Arborist for SavATree Some folks out there are not that fond of the Eastern redbud, who judge its spread as almost invasive, the way a single specimen will proliferate along a roadside during April like a brightly colored blossoming [...]
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Dana O'Malley grew up in Hoosick Falls, New York, a small rural town northeast of Albany. She attended St. Lawrence University from 2014-2018 for environmental studies and geology. In 2017, Dana interned with the Student Conservation Association which led to getting involved in trail work and various [...]
American Chestnut Restoration Update: Next Steps in the Deregulation Process for the Transgenic Tree
As many of you know, The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF)’s research partners at SUNY’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), are in the process of working with governmental agencies in an effort to deregulate the Darling 58 transgenic American chestnut tree. The first public comment period [...]
In the New Issue of Onondaga Earth Corps Newsletter (Yvonne Chu, Editor): OEC Excited to Announce Release of Syracuse’s Urban Forest Master Plan Now OEC Accepting Applications for Youth and Young Adult Program Employment Meet Aneesah Evans: OEC's New Admin Assistant Transforming the Westcott Reservoir Landscape Tree [...]
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service is making $1 million available via its 2021 Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost Share Grant Program. Applications Due: April 16, 2021 Eligible Entities: city or township governments, county governments, and others The USDA Forest Service Urban & [...]