16 04, 2022

Fall Planting, Bare Root & Container Considerations, and a More Nuanced Look at “Fall Hazards”

By |2022-04-21T10:28:17-04:00April 16th, 2022|Categories: Arboriculture, Bare Root, Technology, Tree Planting, UHI|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Fall Planting, Bare Root & Container Considerations, and a More Nuanced Look at “Fall Hazards”

Bare root harvested trees retain a much higher percentage of fine roots (right) than balled-and-burlapped trees (left, with soil removed), but not all street tree species survive bare root transplanting well. Dr. Nina Bassuk and her team looked not just at how many roots a harvested [...]

25 02, 2022

Tree Watertown at 26 Years: Urban Forestry Excellence in the North Country

By |2022-03-03T12:15:31-05:00February 25th, 2022|Categories: Arboriculture, Bare Root, Canopy Goals, Innovative Projects and Programs, Member Profiles, Organizational News, Recommended Urban Trees, SUNY-ESF, Tree City USA, Tree Inventory, Tree Planting, Underutilized Urban Trees, Urban Forest Management Plans, Volunteers|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Tree Watertown at 26 Years: Urban Forestry Excellence in the North Country

Multigenerational Tree Watertown volunteers gather every fall for a bare root tree planting event. Here, volunteers assemble in fall of 2018. Story by Michelle Sutton, NYSUFC Editor 🌳 Photos Courtesy Tree Watertown The City of Watertown (population ~ 25,000, in Jefferson County) is an esteemed [...]

8 12, 2021

Musclewood (Carpinus caroliniana) is 2022 SMA Urban Tree of the Year

By |2021-12-08T09:47:01-05:00December 8th, 2021|Categories: Arboriculture, SMA, Society of Municipal Arborists, Tree Planting, Underutilized Urban Trees, Urban Tree Profile|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Musclewood (Carpinus caroliniana) is 2022 SMA Urban Tree of the Year

A single-stem musclewood (Carpinus caroliniana) used as a street tree. Story and Photos by Michelle Sutton   Each fall, members of the Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA) select the next year’s SMA Urban Tree of the Year. For 2022, musclewood (Carpinus carolinana) lifted its weight to [...]

30 11, 2021

Attn NYS Municipalities: Urban Forest Management Survey on its Way

By |2021-11-30T07:12:16-05:00November 30th, 2021|Categories: Announcements, Arboriculture, Organizational News, Research|Tags: , |Comments Off on Attn NYS Municipalities: Urban Forest Management Survey on its Way

A survey is on its way to the email inboxes of NYS municipalities which will inform the urban forestry support programs for communities going forward. Former longtime NYSUFC Board Member and now Forest Resources & Arboriculture PhD Student Rebecca Hargrave is heading this up in conjunction with [...]

30 09, 2021

ISA Certified Arborist Course 2022 with Glenn Gentzke

By |2021-09-30T06:59:24-04:00September 30th, 2021|Categories: Arboriculture, Training|Tags: , , |Comments Off on ISA Certified Arborist Course 2022 with Glenn Gentzke

  Council Board Member and Board Certified Master Arborist Glenn Gentzke is well regarded for his ISA Certified Arborist Training Course. This iteration in January 2022 can be taken in person or on Zoom.  

3 09, 2021

CCE 2021 Online Tree Steward Training in Sept & Oct

By |2021-09-03T15:45:53-04:00September 3rd, 2021|Categories: Arboriculture, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Training|Tags: |Comments Off on CCE 2021 Online Tree Steward Training in Sept & Oct

2021 Tree Stewardship Training Flyer CCE Dutchess County presents a comprehensive online 35-hour practical training program in public tree management. This course is especially suited for Green Industry Professionals, Municipal Employees, Street Tree Commissions, Utility Arborists, Community Volunteers, and Master Gardener Volunteers, although all are welcome.

12 02, 2021

REPOST: Online ISA Certified Arborist Training Starts Feb 22nd

By |2021-02-28T20:46:27-05:00February 12th, 2021|Categories: Arboriculture, Training|Tags: |Comments Off on REPOST: Online ISA Certified Arborist Training Starts Feb 22nd

Cornell Cooperative Extension - Dutchess County and CCE Putnam County have teamed up to bring you this online series preparing you for the ISA Certified Arborist Exam. Please see full details here

15 01, 2021

DEC Conservationist Magazine Includes Winter Pruning Feature by Christina McLaughlin

By |2021-02-27T23:04:01-05:00January 15th, 2021|Categories: Arboriculture, DEC|Tags: , , |Comments Off on DEC Conservationist Magazine Includes Winter Pruning Feature by Christina McLaughlin

"Pruning in late winter and early spring minimizes dieback of the inner bark and helps the wound-healing process. Pruning cuts can dry out some in winter due to low humidity, so waiting to cut a damaged limb until late winter or early spring can improve the tree’s [...]

13 10, 2020

“Fall Planting and a Deeper Look at ‘Fall Transplanting Hazards'” is Blog’s Most-Viewed Post

By |2021-02-27T23:06:31-05:00October 13th, 2020|Categories: Arboriculture, Nina Bassuk, Tree Planting, Urban Horticulture Institute|Tags: , , |Comments Off on “Fall Planting and a Deeper Look at ‘Fall Transplanting Hazards'” is Blog’s Most-Viewed Post

Dr. Nina Bassuk, at left, with students of her Creating the Urban Eden class in fall of 2019. Nina contributes the seminal "Five Branches of Transplanting Success" section of the "Fall Planting and A Deeper Look at 'Fall Hazards'" post. Fall planting season is underway, [...]

31 08, 2020

Washington Square Park Eco Projects & Co-founder Georgia Silvera Seamans

By |2021-02-27T23:06:32-05:00August 31st, 2020|Categories: Arboriculture, Citizen Science, Grants, Innovative Projects and Programs, Nonprofits, NYC, Urban Forest Ecology, Youth|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Washington Square Park Eco Projects & Co-founder Georgia Silvera Seamans

Georgia Silvera Seamans (center) with the interactive Washington Square Park Eco Projects Mobile Exhibit. Photo Courtesy Street Lab Georgia Silvera Seamans is the co-founding director of Washington Square Park Eco Projects in New York City. She is an urban forester, independent researcher, and writer. Georgia has [...]

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