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14 10, 2022

Pound Ridge Uses Tree City USA Reward Grant to Recognize Retired Police Chief

By |2022-10-14T11:25:09-04:00October 14th, 2022|Categories: Grants, Tree City USA, Tree Planting|Tags: , |0 Comments

Retired Pound Ridge Police Chief David Ryan (left) was honored by Former Pound Ridge Elementary School Principal (PRES) Amy Fishkin (center), current PRES Principal Dr. Stephanie Bell (not pictured), Town Supervisor Kevin Hansan (right) and other community members when a redbud (Cercis canadensis) was planted in [...]

4 10, 2022

Funded Research Opportunities at Green-Wood Cemetery

By |2022-10-04T13:34:12-04:00October 4th, 2022|Categories: Funding, NYC, Research|Tags: |0 Comments

Art Presson Application Period for Green-Wood’s 2023 Research Awards in Urban Environmental Science and Human/Nature Interactions is now open! In November 2021, Green-Wood launched two new research awards designed for emerging investigators. 2022 projects were selected in February 2022; you can read about them in this [...]

4 10, 2022

ReLeafers Meet in Newburgh for Pruning Workshop & Green Infrastructure Tour

By |2022-10-04T13:35:50-04:00October 4th, 2022|Categories: Arboriculture, NY ReLeaf, ReLeaf Workshops, Volunteers|Tags: , |0 Comments

Pound Ridge Conservation Board Chair Ellen Grogan practices structural pruning on a young tree with instruction from DEC Region 3 Senior Forester George Profous at a NY ReLeaf workshop and tour in Newburgh. Photo by Gloria Van Duyne On Friday, September 30, 2022, NY ReLeaf [...]

26 09, 2022

Urban Forestry Fundamentals, Part 3: Roots Grow Like Plates, Not Mirrors. How to Protect Them.

By |2022-09-26T11:24:25-04:00September 26th, 2022|Categories: Arboriculture, Urban Horticulture Institute|0 Comments

A pervasive misconception of root growth is shown above right: that roots grow as a mirror reflection of the canopy. Most species grow as depicted above left: large, shallow plates of mostly fine roots extending well beyond the canopy. Illustrations by Larry Decker Story by Michelle Sutton [...]

22 09, 2022

Urban Forestry Fundamentals, Part 2: Think like an Urban Forester when Selecting Trees  

By |2022-09-22T15:42:15-04:00September 22nd, 2022|Categories: Arboriculture, Tree Planting, Urban Horticulture Institute|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia) thriving on the property? The soil is likely acidic. Story and photos by Michelle Sutton In Part I we saw how urban stresses on trees, while particularly grievous along city streets, are present to varying degrees in our parks and home [...]

22 09, 2022

Urban Forestry Fundamentals, Part 1: Concepts and Terms

By |2022-09-23T08:17:45-04:00September 22nd, 2022|Categories: Arboriculture, Bare Root, i-Tree|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Sugar maples (Acer saccharum) and other street trees planted in the tree lawn in Pine Plains, NY. Part 1 introduces Urban Forestry concepts and terms. Part II covers why and how to think like an urban forester when selecting and caring for trees. Written by [...]

22 09, 2022

The Ultimate Urban Forestry Resources Page …

By |2022-09-22T11:04:42-04:00September 22nd, 2022|Categories: Environmental Justice, Funding, Grants, Innovative Projects and Programs, Invasive Plants, NY ReLeaf, Research, Tree Campus Higher Education, Tree City USA, Tree Inventory, Underutilized Urban Trees, Urban Horticulture Institute, USFS|0 Comments

... is here at NYSUFC! Benefits of Trees and Urban Forests Climate Change Environmental Justice Grants Invasive Plants, IPM, Pests, and Diseases Municipal Certifications Professional Organizations State and Local Assistance Tools and Training Tree Boards & Tree Ordinances  Tree Identification Tree Inventories & Urban Forest Management Plans [...]

14 09, 2022

Tulip Tree & Tupelo Groves: Recommended Reading

By |2022-09-14T18:21:43-04:00September 14th, 2022|Categories: Essays and Reflections, NYC, Society of Municipal Arborists, Urban Forest Ecology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

In the September/October 2022 issue of City Trees, the magazine produced by the Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA), Washington Square Park Eco Projects Director Georgia Silvera Seamans published a superb story, "Tulip Tree among the Oaks: Notes on My Favorite Forest Tree." And in the May/June 2022 [...]

6 09, 2022

What’s in the Inflation Reduction Act for Urban and Community Forests?

By |2022-09-06T14:32:14-04:00September 6th, 2022|Categories: Advocacy, Funding, USFS|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The NYSUFC was one of the signatories to a letter to Congress in support of the urban and community forestry related funding within the Inflation Reduction Act. Here's an except from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) press release that breaks down how the money will be allocated. [...]

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