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25 05, 2021

Council Welcomes Equity, Justice, and Inclusion Consultant Christina B. Smith

By |2021-05-28T08:52:42-04:00May 25th, 2021|Categories: Environmental Equity, Organizational News|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

Christina B. Smith (furnished photo) Please meet and welcome Christina B. Smith, the new Equity, Justice, and Inclusion Consultant for the Council. Christina grew up in Bridgeport, Connecticut and moved back there in 2013 because she wanted to be part of her hometown’s revitalization. In [...]

20 05, 2021

Brooklyn Academy of Science and the Environment Celebrates Arbor Day 2021 with Tree Planting

By |2021-05-20T12:20:37-04:00May 20th, 2021|Categories: Arbor Day|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Students from the Brooklyn Academy of Science and the Environment (BASE) planted trees on the grounds of NYC Department of Education’s Prospect Heights High School in Brooklyn. Thank you to Arbor Day Project Coordinator Nancy Wolf for providing this account and to Elizabeth Otte/BBG for [...]

18 05, 2021

Town of Gardiner Residents Host Joyful Arbor Day Celebration

By |2021-05-18T16:02:44-04:00May 18th, 2021|Categories: Arbor Day, Grants|Tags: , |0 Comments

Gardiner residents learn how to properly plant a tree with a Magnolia ‘Ann’ in Majestic Park. Photos Courtesy Climate Smart Gardiner Taskforce The Town of Gardiner’s Climate Smart Gardiner Taskforce furnished this account of their Arbor Day event on April 24, 2021, funded in part [...]

30 04, 2021

See Recipients of Additional $1.18 Million in NYS Urban & Community Forestry Grants

By |2021-04-30T12:55:47-04:00April 30th, 2021|Categories: DEC, Grants|0 Comments

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 [...]

19 04, 2021

2021 ReLeaf Program Preview

By |2021-04-22T21:34:10-04:00April 19th, 2021|Categories: ReLeaf Conference|Tags: |0 Comments

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 [...]

19 04, 2021

We Have a New Website!

By |2021-04-19T23:06:37-04:00April 19th, 2021|Categories: Organizational News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

1 04, 2021

Poise in Miniature: Redbud (Cercis canadensis), with Jean Zimmerman

By |2021-04-01T10:13:00-04:00April 1st, 2021|Categories: Urban Tree Profile|Tags: , , |2 Comments

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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