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: |0 Comments

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.

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: , , |0 Comments

"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: , , |0 Comments

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: , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

10 12, 2019

Green Teens Club Produces Phenomenal Tree ID Guide

By |2019-12-10T15:02:20-05:00December 10th, 2019|Categories: Arboriculture, Innovative Projects and Programs, Youth|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Council received an email from Tyler of Green Teens Club, a national club creating online green resources and doing acts of service in communities. “We are made up of high school student volunteers, but parents and siblings often join in to help out on our projects,” [...]

2 12, 2019

SMA Announces Hackberry as 2020 Urban Tree of the Year

By |2019-12-06T16:00:43-05:00December 2nd, 2019|Categories: Arboriculture, Recommended Urban Trees, SMA|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Young hackberry (Celtis occidentalis) used in extended road median in Poughkeepsie. Photo by Michelle Sutton Each fall, members of the Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA) nominate and vote for the SMA Urban Tree of the Year. You can see a list of winners going back [...]

29 11, 2019

Capital Region ReLeaf Hosts Chainsaw Safety Workshop

By |2019-11-29T19:47:48-05:00November 29th, 2019|Categories: Arboriculture, DEC, ReLeaf Workshops|Tags: , |0 Comments

This GIF is from the recent Capital Region ReLeaf Chainsaw Safety Workshop in Schenectady, taught by Consulting Forester Mike Burns. Mike demonstrated the effect of chainsaws on “flesh” (ham) and then showed how chaps stop the saw. The workshop had 37 attendees across two sessions from around [...]

21 10, 2019

Sprout Lands: Book Review

By |2019-10-28T19:48:08-04:00October 21st, 2019|Categories: Arboriculture, Book Review, NYC|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

  Pollarded willows, Pixabay Sprout Lands: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees Review by Michelle Sutton, NYSUFC Editor “Coppice and pollard … we should know these words again, for by means of them, people built their world out of wood for ten thousand years.” —William [...]

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