21 06, 2022

First-Ever Arbor Day Celebrations in Bombay, Oyster Bay, Penn Yan, and South Glens Falls

By |2022-06-21T18:33:32-04:00June 21st, 2022|Categories: Arbor Day, Grants, Tree City USA, Tree Planting, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

On May 2, 2022 the Town of Bombay (Franklin County; pop. ~ 1357) held its first-ever Arbor Day planting and celebration with 35 folks in attendance. The community planted red maples (Acer rubrum) and Japanese tree lilacs (Syringa reticulata 'Ivory Silk') and gave away tree seedlings, purchased [...]

9 06, 2022

Town of Penfield’s First Arbor Day a Roaring Success

By |2022-06-09T21:09:11-04:00June 9th, 2022|Categories: Arbor Day, Funding, Grants, Quick Start Grants, Tree City USA, Tree Planting, Volunteers, Youth|Tags: , |Comments Off on Town of Penfield’s First Arbor Day a Roaring Success

 The Conservation Board and the Planning Department of the Town of Penfield hosted a tree planting event and giveaway in Rothfuss Park, sponsored in part by a $1000 Quick Start grant from the NYSUFC. We at the Council are really impressed with the event Penfield organized! [...]

6 01, 2022

Town of Dewitt Plants Swamp White Oak on Reclaimed Site with Help of Council Grant

By |2022-01-06T11:01:12-05:00January 6th, 2022|Categories: Arbor Day, Funding, Grants, Tree Planting|Comments Off on Town of Dewitt Plants Swamp White Oak on Reclaimed Site with Help of Council Grant

Dewitt celebrated 11 years as a Tree City USA in October, 2021, and for the event chose a 3 inch caliper swamp white oak (Quercus bicolor) as the first planting on this reclaimed site. This site used to be a gas station! Longtime Tree City [...]

6 12, 2021

Town of Ulysses Tree & Shrub Planting in 2020 and 2021 with Council Grant Assistance

By |2021-12-06T19:34:38-05:00December 6th, 2021|Categories: Arbor Day, Bare Root, Grants, Tree Planting|Comments Off on Town of Ulysses Tree & Shrub Planting in 2020 and 2021 with Council Grant Assistance

Ulysses “Sylvan Day” fall tree planting of swamp white oak (Quercus bicolor). (The Ulysses Tree Advisory Council refers to an autumn tree planting holiday as “Sylvan Day.”) Left to right are Pamela Markham of the Ulysses Tree Advisory Council and volunteers Alina and her mom Wendy.  [...]

18 11, 2021

Not Yet a Tree City USA? Apply by Feb 10 for 2022 NYSUFC Quick Start Grant to Help You Get There

By |2021-11-18T09:24:11-05:00November 18th, 2021|Categories: Arbor Day, Grants, Quick Start Grants, Tree City USA|Tags: |Comments Off on Not Yet a Tree City USA? Apply by Feb 10 for 2022 NYSUFC Quick Start Grant to Help You Get There

Volunteers for ReTree the District-Buffalo The New York State Urban Forestry Council is pleased to announce available funding for New York communities who aren't yet a Tree City USA to hold a Spring 2022 tree planting and ceremony event. Communities can apply for up to [...]

10 11, 2021

Canton Fall Planting Engages Youth of All Ages, Utilizes Council Grant

By |2021-11-12T08:06:46-05:00November 10th, 2021|Categories: Arbor Day, Grants, Tree City USA, Tree Planting|Comments Off on Canton Fall Planting Engages Youth of All Ages, Utilizes Council Grant

The Village of Canton (pop. ~6500, in St. Lawrence County) has been a Tree City USA for nine years. Through the efforts of the Canton Tree Committee, the Village was awarded a $1000 Tree City USA Reward Grant for fall planting in 2021. Funding also came from [...]

9 11, 2021

Colonie Tree Planting Celebration with Help of Council Grant

By |2021-11-10T12:08:37-05:00November 9th, 2021|Categories: Arbor Day, Grants, Tree City USA, Tree Planting|Tags: |Comments Off on Colonie Tree Planting Celebration with Help of Council Grant

With the help of a Council Tree City USA Reward Grant, Town of Colonie (Albany County) Conservation Advisory Council volunteers planted two sugar maples (Acer rubrum), one Japanese tree lilac (Syringa reticulata), and two river birches (Betula nigra). NYSUFC Grants Committee member Mary Beck (far right, above) [...]

24 08, 2021

St. Johnsville Arbor Day Planting (with Musical Accompaniment)

By |2021-08-24T13:36:52-04:00August 24th, 2021|Categories: Arbor Day, Grants, Tree Planting|Tags: , |Comments Off on St. Johnsville Arbor Day Planting (with Musical Accompaniment)

Arbor Day participants surround a newly planted mountain ash tree (Sorbus aucuparia 'Cardinal Royal') in the 1921 Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Memorial Park in St. Johnsville, New York. Among the group are NYS Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara and Jessica Singleton, Constituent Services liaison to NYS Senator Michelle Hinchey [...]

13 07, 2021

New Rochelle Honors County Parks Workers with Bur Oak Specimen Tree

By |2021-07-13T07:40:38-04:00July 13th, 2021|Categories: Arbor Day, Funding, Grants, Tree Planting|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on New Rochelle Honors County Parks Workers with Bur Oak Specimen Tree

Westchester Parks Foundation, Westchester County Parks Recreation and Conservation staff, and other dignitaries attended the ceremonial bur oak planting in New Rochelle. Photo Courtesy Westchester Parks Foundation Thank you to Westchester Parks Foundation for providing this account of the planting/celebration. See also this blog post [...]

11 06, 2021

Town of Pound Ridge Dedicates White Oak to Essential Workers for Arbor Day 2021

By |2021-06-11T10:12:42-04:00June 11th, 2021|Categories: Arbor Day, Grants, Tree Campus USA|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Town of Pound Ridge Dedicates White Oak to Essential Workers for Arbor Day 2021

Thank you for Pound Ridge Conservation Board Member Ellen Grogan for supplying text and photos.  The Town of Pound Ridge (Westchester County) used a NYSUFC Tree City USA Reward Grant to fund the planting of a white oak (Quercus alba) in a prominent spot in the Town’s [...]

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