Arboriculture

4 06, 2024

New York State Tree Climbing Championship on June 22, 2024!

By |2024-05-30T16:11:09-04:00June 4th, 2024|Categories: Arboriculture, Innovative Projects and Programs|Comments Off on New York State Tree Climbing Championship on June 22, 2024!

The New York State Tree Climbing Championship is a gathering of the top tree workers in New York State to display their tree climbing skills and abilities in a series of competitive events. Join them at Washington Park in Albany, NY on Saturday, [...]

24 01, 2024

Winter Tree ID: Bark, Buds, and Needle Leaves

By |2024-01-24T10:13:58-05:00January 24th, 2024|Categories: Arboriculture, Essays and Reflections|Comments Off on Winter Tree ID: Bark, Buds, and Needle Leaves

Guest Contributor: Georgia Silvera Seamans, Founder, Local Nature Lab; Director, Washington Square Park Eco Projects All photos courtesy Georgia Silvera Seamans Winter is the most wonderful time of the year to notice some of the features of deciduous trees that are overshadowed [...]

16 01, 2024

Massachusetts Tree Wardens’ and Foresters’ Association 111th Annual Conference

By |2024-01-15T17:16:21-05:00January 16th, 2024|Categories: Arboriculture, Conferences, Research|Comments Off on Massachusetts Tree Wardens’ and Foresters’ Association 111th Annual Conference

The MA Tree Wardens’ meeting on January 9-10, 2024 offered opportunities for learning, networking and fun. The state is different, some of the terminology is different, but New York and Massachusetts share most of the same concerns and have much to teach each other. [...]

8 01, 2024

When Neighbors Need Arbor Mediation

By |2024-01-06T18:36:41-05:00January 8th, 2024|Categories: Arboriculture, Essays and Reflections, Innovative Projects and Programs|Comments Off on When Neighbors Need Arbor Mediation

Contributing Writer: Doug Still, Consulting Arborist; Host and Producer, This Old Tree radio show and podcast; Providence, R.I. City Forester (2005 to 2022); Past President, Society of Municipal Arborists. Good trees don’t always make good neighbors. We’d like to think so, but “boundary trees” [...]

11 12, 2023

Planting Specs: “Good” to “Great”

By |2023-12-04T18:28:39-05:00December 11th, 2023|Categories: Arboriculture, Tree Planting|Comments Off on Planting Specs: “Good” to “Great”

Contributing Writer: Rebecca Johnson, Certified Arborist at Arborholic, LLC All photos courtesy Rebecca Johnson We all recognize that trees are a big part of the solution to global climate change. Organizations around the globe are launching ambitious and aggressive tree planting campaigns. To meet [...]

2 10, 2023

The Fall 2023 New York State Arborists Conference & Expo

By |2023-10-05T08:20:56-04:00October 2nd, 2023|Categories: Arboriculture, Conferences, Research|Comments Off on The Fall 2023 New York State Arborists Conference & Expo

Syracuse was the hub for important education, thoughtful discussion and good networking at NYSA’s Fall Conference. Outside the DoubleTree Hilton, late summer hydrangeas ran riot. Inside, the meeting got underway. New York State Urban Forestry Council offered cookies and information on grants [...]

27 09, 2023

Arborists Weigh In on New IRA Funds

By |2023-09-25T15:40:06-04:00September 27th, 2023|Categories: Arboriculture, Grants|Comments Off on Arborists Weigh In on New IRA Funds

Taking Root conducted an informal survey at the New York State Arborists Conference in Syracuse September 17-18. We said: Under President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the Federal government has just allocated over one billion dollars for 400 projects involving trees and green spaces in all [...]

12 09, 2023

At the Fair With New York State Arborists

By |2023-09-13T13:05:58-04:00September 12th, 2023|Categories: Advocacy, Arboriculture, Cornell Cooperative Extension|Comments Off on At the Fair With New York State Arborists

New York State Arborists has sponsored a booth at the New York State Fair since 1982. That makes this the fortieth year. (Covid resulted in no Fair in 2020.) Dedicated volunteers help people who drop by with concerns about their trees. Every square inch [...]

19 07, 2023

Q and A with Dan Lambe, CEO, Arbor Day Foundation, on the Women in the Tree Industry

By |2023-07-25T14:50:19-04:00July 19th, 2023|Categories: Arbor Day Foundation, Arboriculture|Comments Off on Q and A with Dan Lambe, CEO, Arbor Day Foundation, on the Women in the Tree Industry

Photos courtesy of Arbor Day Foundation Q: To begin with how long have you been in the arboricultural industry? A: Seventeen years. I've been in nonprofit work my whole professional life, mainly focusing on consumer law issues, insurance issues. I came to [...]

18 07, 2023

Writing for the Trees: Climbing Through the Green Ceiling

By |2023-07-17T17:28:45-04:00July 18th, 2023|Categories: Arboriculture, Essays and Reflections, International Society of Arboriculture|Comments Off on Writing for the Trees: Climbing Through the Green Ceiling

In this installment of a somewhat regular feature, NYSUFC Board Member, author, blogger and Taking Root editor Jean Zimmerman takes a look at how female arborists are changing the tree business, from the ground up. Photos courtesy of Women’s Tree Climbing Workshop; American Forests; ISA [...]

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