29 01, 2021

Not Yet a Tree City USA? Apply by Feb 26 for 2021 NYSUFC Quick Start Grant to Help You Get There

By |2021-02-28T20:48:48-05:00January 29th, 2021|Categories: Arbor Day, Grants, Quick Start Grants, Tree City USA|Tags: |0 Comments

The NYS Urban Forestry Council is pleased to announce available funding for communities to hold a 2021 Arbor Day tree planting event and to establish a community-based forestry program. Communities can apply for up to $1,000. Funding has been provided by the USDA Forest Service.  INFO AND [...]

1 12, 2020

Town of Bedford Plants “Generation Oak” with Council Grant Support

By |2021-02-27T23:05:58-05:00December 1st, 2020|Categories: Arbor Day, Grants, Tree Planting|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Planting the swamp white oak (Quercus bicolor) they’ve named the “Generation Oak,” the Town of Bedford celebrates the legacy that tree planting leaves for future generations, and gives a delightful nod to Star Trek Next Generation. Town of Bedford Conservation Board Chair Simon Skolnik said, [...]

1 12, 2020

2021 DEC Annual Arbor Day Poster Contest Seeks Photography, Artwork Entries

By |2021-02-27T23:05:58-05:00December 1st, 2020|Categories: Arbor Day, DEC|Tags: |0 Comments

2020 Arbor Day poster. Photo by Paul Bergwall Poster submissions due December 31, 2020. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos recently announced the start of DEC’s annual Arbor Day Original Artwork poster contest. Each year, DEC’s Urban and Community Forestry [...]

26 10, 2020

Cassadaga Honors Loss of Young Girl with Tree Planting, Celebrates First Year as Tree City USA

By |2021-02-27T23:05:59-05:00October 26th, 2020|Categories: Arbor Day, Tree City USA, Tree Planting|Tags: |0 Comments

The Village of Cassadaga in Chautauqua County recently celebrated Arbor Day and dedicated a newly planted dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) to a seven-year-old Cassadaga girl, Emmaline A. Wilcox, tragically killed in a car accident last spring. Nate Murray (above left) from the Region 9 DEC Office attended [...]

19 06, 2020

Quick Start Grant Recipient Town of Glenville Achieves Tree City USA Status, Plants 200 Trees

By |2021-02-27T23:07:24-05:00June 19th, 2020|Categories: Arbor Day, Quick Start Grants, Tree Planting|Tags: , |0 Comments

Town of Glenville staff Matt and Joe plant trees as part of the community’s extended 2020 Arbor Day celebration, funded in part by a NYSUFC Quick Start grant. The Town also recently achieved Tree City USA status. Congrats to Glenville! This account was provided by [...]

30 04, 2020

Socially Distanced-Style, CCE Nassau Plants Tree for Arbor Day

By |2021-02-27T23:07:25-05:00April 30th, 2020|Categories: Arbor Day, Tree Planting|Tags: , |0 Comments

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County planted a red oak (Quercus rubra) tree on Arbor Day on April 24th at the new location for their administration office. CCE Nassau County Hort and UCF Educator, Council Board Member, and ISA Certified Arborist Vinnie Drzewucki [...]

6 02, 2020

Liverpool NY 2nd Annual Arbor Day Celebration

By |2020-02-06T09:54:13-05:00February 6th, 2020|Categories: Arbor Day, Grants, Tree Planting, Youth|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

As part of the Village of Liverpool’s 2019 Arbor Day celebration, elementary students wrote and performed skits about trees. Thank you to the Village of Liverpool and Deputy Mayor Christina Fadden (Fitch) for forwarding this terrific account and photos of their 2019 celebration, funded by [...]

12 11, 2019

2020 Quick Start Grants Info & Application

By |2019-11-12T19:52:37-05:00November 12th, 2019|Categories: Arbor Day, Funding, Grants, Organizational News, Tree City USA|Tags: |0 Comments

The New York State Urban Forestry Council is pleased to announce available funding for communities to hold a 2020 Arbor Day tree planting event and to establish a community-based forestry program. Many blog posts have appeared here about past recipients of this grant and how they used [...]

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