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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. [...]

6 09, 2022

DEC’s Lowville Arboretum in the North Country, with Glen Roberts

By |2022-09-06T13:16:25-04:00September 6th, 2022|Categories: Forest Restoration, Innovative Projects and Programs, NYSDEC, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus) in the Lowville Forestry Demonstration Area Arboretum. Council Board Member and Longtime Region 6 Senior Forester Glen Roberts retired earlier this year after 31 years with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Roberts had the good fortune to work [...]

31 08, 2022

City Trees Magazine Now Freely Available to All

By |2022-08-31T12:08:56-04:00August 31st, 2022|Categories: Arboriculture, Nonprofits, Organizational News, Society of Municipal Arborists|Tags: |0 Comments

The Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA) Board recently voted to make City Trees freely available to everyone. Here's how you can access City Trees, an international, bimonthly online magazine about all things urban forestry.  The Sept/Oct 2022 City Trees is here From the Sept/Oct 2022 link (or any [...]

11 08, 2022

Arbor Day Foundation Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 Call for Proposals

By |2022-08-11T14:29:22-04:00August 11th, 2022|Categories: Arbor Day Foundation, Funding, Grants, Tree Planting|Tags: |0 Comments

Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 Call for Proposals: Click HERE to Submit Your T.R.E.E. Proposal Today! From ADF:  As the Arbor Day Foundation celebrates its 50th anniversary, our simple mission of inspiring people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees has had an immense impact all over the globe. [...]

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