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22 09, 2021

The Storied English Elm of Washington Square Park, with Georgia Silvera Seamans

By |2021-09-22T11:01:13-04:00September 22nd, 2021|Categories: Essays and Reflections, History, Nonprofits, NYC, Recommended Urban Trees, Trees for Parks|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The beloved shade-giving Washington Square Park English elm tree (Ulmus procera), which provides cavities and foraging for birds, squirrels, and raccoons, among other wildlife. All photos by Georgia Silvera Seamans This is the first in a series by Washington Square Park Eco Projects Director Georgia [...]

15 09, 2021

Schenectady Plants 50 Trees with New Collaborative Initiative

By |2021-09-17T13:35:44-04:00September 15th, 2021|Categories: DEC, Environmental Equity, Tree Planting|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

To kick off the 2021 Collaborative Tree Planting Initiative in Schenectady, a Princeton elm (UImus ‘Princeton’) was planted at Martin Luther King Elementary School in honor of Earth Day. Attendees included Schenectady youth and representatives from the City of Schenectady, Schenectady County, Schenectady Job Training Agency, [...]

3 09, 2021

CCE 2021 Online Tree Steward Training in Sept & Oct

By |2021-09-03T15:45:53-04:00September 3rd, 2021|Categories: Arboriculture, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Training|Tags: |0 Comments

2021 Tree Stewardship Training Flyer CCE Dutchess County presents a comprehensive online 35-hour practical training program in public tree management. This course is especially suited for Green Industry Professionals, Municipal Employees, Street Tree Commissions, Utility Arborists, Community Volunteers, and Master Gardener Volunteers, although all are welcome.

25 08, 2021

Saranac Lake’s Dynamic Village Improvement Society Tends Olmsted Parks

By |2021-08-25T15:35:50-04:00August 25th, 2021|Categories: Nonprofits, Volunteers|Tags: |0 Comments

Map of the Parks that are owned and maintained by the Village Improvement Society of Saranac Lake since 1910. The parks system was designed by the Olmsted Brothers. The Village of Saranac Lake straddles Essex and Franklin Counties in the Adirondack Mountains. The Saranac Lake [...]

24 08, 2021

St. Johnsville Arbor Day Planting (with Musical Accompaniment)

By |2021-08-24T13:36:52-04:00August 24th, 2021|Categories: Arbor Day, Grants, Tree Planting|Tags: , |0 Comments

Arbor Day participants surround a newly planted mountain ash tree (Sorbus aucuparia 'Cardinal Royal') in the 1921 Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Memorial Park in St. Johnsville, New York. Among the group are NYS Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara and Jessica Singleton, Constituent Services liaison to NYS Senator Michelle Hinchey [...]

23 08, 2021

Watch NY ReLeaf 2021 Talks on YouTube

By |2021-08-23T16:10:42-04:00August 23rd, 2021|Categories: DEC, NY ReLeaf, ReLeaf Conference|Tags: |0 Comments

We've posted the 2021 Virtual ReLeaf Conference presentations on our Council YouTube channel. Professor Rebecca Hargrave gave a superb talk on Structural Pruning of Young Trees, and there are terrific talks on Birds and Bats in the Urban Forest, Trees and Human Health, Tree Stewardship Partnerships in [...]

22 07, 2021

Council Recognizes Nancy Wolf with Heartwood Award

By |2021-07-23T08:01:25-04:00July 22nd, 2021|Categories: Awards, Organizational News, ReLeaf Conference|Tags: , |3 Comments

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 [...]

13 07, 2021

New Rochelle Honors County Parks Workers with Bur Oak Specimen Tree

By |2021-07-13T07:40:38-04:00July 13th, 2021|Categories: Arbor Day, Funding, Grants, Tree Planting|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

2 07, 2021

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

By |2021-07-02T12:21:00-04:00July 2nd, 2021|Categories: Essays and Reflections, Member Profiles, Municipal Forestry Insitute, Nina Bassuk, Organizational News, SMA, Urban Horticulture Institute|Tags: , |5 Comments

  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 [...]

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