16 02, 2023

Widening the Funnel: Issues and Actions for Addressing Low Urban Tree Diversity, with Dr. Grant Thompson

By |2023-02-16T19:57:16-05:00February 16th, 2023|Categories: Arboriculture, Research, Society of Municipal Arborists, Training, Webinars & Online Workshops|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Widening the Funnel: Issues and Actions for Addressing Low Urban Tree Diversity, with Dr. Grant Thompson

We know the critical importance of diversifying tree canopy in cities. What are the obstacles to getting to our biodiversity goals for urban forests, and how can they be overcome? On February 13, Dr. Grant Thompson of Genus Landscape Architects presented a superb webinar on Widening the [...]

12 01, 2023

Jan/Feb Issue of City Trees Features Rural Urban Forestry, Young Professionals, 2022 MFI Photos

By |2023-01-12T14:17:33-05:00January 12th, 2023|Categories: Arboriculture, City Trees Magazine, Innovative Projects and Programs, Society of Municipal Arborists|Tags: |Comments Off on Jan/Feb Issue of City Trees Features Rural Urban Forestry, Young Professionals, 2022 MFI Photos

City Trees is the magazine of the Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA) and is freely available to everyone. Here’s how you can access City Trees, an international, bimonthly online magazine about all things urban forestry:  The Jan/Feb 2023 City Trees is here From the Jan/Feb 2023 link (or any other issue [...]

9 12, 2022

ISA Certified Arborist Course Jan 9-13, 2023: Online or In-Person (Buffalo)

By |2022-12-09T16:24:28-05:00December 9th, 2022|Categories: Arboriculture, Training|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Council Board Member and Board Certified Master Arborist Glenn Gentzke is well regarded for his ISA Certified Arborist Training Course. This iteration in January 2023 can be taken in person (Buffalo) or on Zoom. ISA Certified Arborist Preparatory Course Jan 2023 Glenn Getzke

9 12, 2022

ReLeaf Region 3 Gathering at Lasdon Arboretum a Rousing Success

By |2022-12-09T16:07:59-05:00December 9th, 2022|Categories: Arboriculture, NY ReLeaf, NYSDEC, ReLeaf Workshops|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Some of the attendees of the ReLeaf Region 3’s December 2022 meeting at Lasdon Arboretum in Katonah (Westchester County), enjoying a crisp and sunny early winter day. Photo by Christina McLaughlin Thank you to NY ReLeaf Region 3 Co-chairs Jean Zimmerman and George Profous for [...]

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 [...]

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