Arboriculture

5 12, 2022

Recommended Podcast: This Old Tree, with Doug Still

By |2022-12-05T10:10:25-05:00December 5th, 2022|Categories: Arboriculture, Essays and Reflections, History, Innovative Projects and Programs|Tags: , |0 Comments

This Old Tree: Heritage trees and the human stories behind them. Hosted by Doug Still Old trees are awe inspiring links to the past that fire our historical imagination. Ever wonder what their stories are? Seasoned arborist and amateur historian Doug Still interviews local experts, historians, and [...]

3 12, 2022

Underutilized Urban Trees: Crimson Spire Oak

By |2022-12-03T15:05:49-05:00December 3rd, 2022|Categories: Arboriculture, Bare Root, Diseases and Insects, Tree Planting, Underutilized Urban Trees|0 Comments

A bare root Crimson Spire oak planted in Watertown in the fall of 2022 as part of Tree Watertown's annual tree planting event. Photo by Mike DeMarco Crimson Spire is the trademark name of Quercus x bimundorum 'Crimschmidt’, a J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. [...]

16 11, 2022

At John Bowne High School Tree Nursery in Queens, Teachers & Students Look Forward to Spring as They Prepare for Winter

By |2022-11-19T09:26:31-05:00November 16th, 2022|Categories: Arboriculture, Innovative Projects and Programs, NY ReLeaf, NYC, Tree Planting, Youth|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

John Bowne High School Agriculture Teacher Jane Zhu (at right) with two of her students, readying the school nursery's woody plants for overwintering. Story and Photos by Nancy Wolf, Environmental Education Consultant, Member of New York City (Region 2) ReLeaf  This fall, John Bowne High [...]

19 10, 2022

Urban Forestry Fundamentals, Part 4: Watering

By |2022-10-28T18:39:11-04:00October 19th, 2022|Categories: Arboriculture, Tree Planting|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Michelle Sutton by Michelle Sutton Trickles are Better than Sprinkles, and Other Watering Advice Newly planted trees need more localized water. You will frequently encounter the guideline that plants need 1 to 2 inches of water per week provided by some combination of rainfall and [...]

4 10, 2022

ReLeafers Meet in Newburgh for Pruning Workshop & Green Infrastructure Tour

By |2022-10-04T13:35:50-04:00October 4th, 2022|Categories: Arboriculture, NY ReLeaf, ReLeaf Workshops, Volunteers|Tags: , |0 Comments

Pound Ridge Conservation Board Chair Ellen Grogan practices structural pruning on a young tree with instruction from DEC Region 3 Senior Forester George Profous at a NY ReLeaf workshop and tour in Newburgh. Photo by Gloria Van Duyne On Friday, September 30, 2022, NY ReLeaf [...]

26 09, 2022

Urban Forestry Fundamentals, Part 3: Roots Grow Like Plates, Not Mirrors. How to Protect Them.

By |2022-09-26T11:24:25-04:00September 26th, 2022|Categories: Arboriculture, Urban Horticulture Institute|0 Comments

A pervasive misconception of root growth is shown above right: that roots grow as a mirror reflection of the canopy. Most species grow as depicted above left: large, shallow plates of mostly fine roots extending well beyond the canopy. Illustrations by Larry Decker Story by Michelle Sutton [...]

22 09, 2022

Urban Forestry Fundamentals, Part 2: Think like an Urban Forester when Selecting Trees  

By |2022-09-22T15:42:15-04:00September 22nd, 2022|Categories: Arboriculture, Tree Planting, Urban Horticulture Institute|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia) thriving on the property? The soil is likely acidic. Story and photos by Michelle Sutton In Part I we saw how urban stresses on trees, while particularly grievous along city streets, are present to varying degrees in our parks and home [...]

22 09, 2022

Urban Forestry Fundamentals, Part 1: Concepts and Terms

By |2022-09-23T08:17:45-04:00September 22nd, 2022|Categories: Arboriculture, Bare Root, i-Tree|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Sugar maples (Acer saccharum) and other street trees planted in the tree lawn in Pine Plains, NY. Part 1 introduces Urban Forestry concepts and terms. Part II covers why and how to think like an urban forester when selecting and caring for trees. Written by [...]

31 08, 2022

City Trees Magazine Now Freely Available to All

By |2022-08-31T12:08:56-04:00August 31st, 2022|Categories: Arboriculture, Nonprofits, Organizational News, Society of Municipal Arborists|Tags: |0 Comments

The Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA) Board recently voted to make City Trees freely available to everyone. Here's how you can access City Trees, an international, bimonthly online magazine about all things urban forestry.  The Sept/Oct 2022 City Trees is here From the Sept/Oct 2022 link (or any [...]

14 07, 2022

The Nina Bassuk Retirement Interview

By |2022-07-21T11:25:13-04:00July 14th, 2022|Categories: Arboriculture, Innovative Projects and Programs, Member Profiles, Organizational News, Research, Tree Planting, Underutilized Urban Trees, Urban Horticulture Institute|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

by Michelle Sutton The Council’s beloved Dr. Nina Bassuk (who prefers to go by “Nina”) will formally retire from Cornell at the end of this August (2022). When the world’s foremost authority on street trees and urban forestry retires after 42 years, there’s significant anxiety among those [...]

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