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22 04, 2015

NYC Senior Forester and MFI Grad Brian Widener

By |2015-04-22T22:21:42-04:00April 22nd, 2015|Categories: Member Profiles, Municipal Forestry Insitute|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Brian Widener at Buttermilk Falls in New Jersey In February, 2015, NYC Senior Forester for Trees and Sidewalks Brian Widener attended the week-long Municipal Forestry Institute (MFI), held at The Oregon Garden in Silverton, Oregon. Here we learn about Brian’s background, his work in NYC, and his [...]

7 04, 2015

Meet Our Council’s New Executive Secretary, Liana Gooding

By |2015-04-07T18:52:01-04:00April 7th, 2015|Categories: Member Profiles, Organizational News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Liana Gooding with her son Ian, son Jared, and husband Mark. Liana (pronounced “Lee Anna”) Gooding is the NYSUFC’s new Executive Secretary. Welcome, Liana! She introduces herself here. I grew up in suburban Rochester, attended SUNY Oswego and have lived in several different areas of [...]

26 03, 2015

Letter-Writing Advocacy: ReLeaf COUNT TREES Part II

By |2015-03-26T09:21:15-04:00March 26th, 2015|Categories: Innovative Projects and Programs, ReLeaf Workshops|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

http://www.ted.com/talks/omar_ahmad_political_change_with_pen_and_paper?language=en Want your local politician to pay attention to an issue you care about? Take this tip from Omar Ahmad, the beloved former mayor of San Carlos, California: Send a monthly handwritten letter. Old-fashioned correspondence, he shows, is more effective than email, phone — or even writing [...]

26 03, 2015

NYC ReLeaf’s COUNT TREES Workshop, Part I

By |2016-04-26T16:22:56-04:00March 26th, 2015|Categories: Essays and Reflections, Innovative Projects and Programs, ReLeaf Conference|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver gave the keynote address. With the exception of Sumana Serchan’s reflections, this two-part post was written by NYS DEC Division of Lands and Forests Outreach Coordinator Nina Medakovich. Part I brings us workshop highlights. Part II delves into the [...]

18 03, 2015

NYC’s Matt Stephens Goes to Washington DC for Arborist Exchange

By |2015-03-18T11:00:55-04:00March 18th, 2015|Categories: Essays and Reflections, Innovative Projects and Programs, Member Profiles, SMA|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

NYC Parks and Casey Tree staff intermingling ♦ Photo Courtesy Casey Trees Last fall, both NYC Parks and the not-for-profit, DC-based organization Casey Trees successfully applied for an arborist exchange through the Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA). This resulted in the first public/private pairing for the [...]

4 03, 2015

Buffalo’s Cost-Share Grant Story and Advice

By |2016-04-27T08:57:33-04:00March 4th, 2015|Categories: Grants, Innovative Projects and Programs|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Measuring Diameter at Breast Height (DBH) during the in-house, grant-funded inventory. In 2011, the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy (BOPC) successfully applied for a Round 10 Urban and Community Forestry Cost-Share Grant from NYS DEC. Among other things, the funds went toward updates to the City of [...]

18 02, 2015

Getting to Know Terry Hawkridge

By |2016-04-27T09:03:35-04:00February 18th, 2015|Categories: Member Profiles|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Can you tell us about your childhood influences that foreshadowed getting interested in urban forestry? Terry Hawkridge: I was always very comfortable in the forests of New Hampshire where I spent time growing up. I went to a forestry camp for a month where we opened up [...]

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