Arboriculture

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 [...]

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|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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, Innovative Projects and Programs, Member Profiles, Organizational News, Recommended Urban Trees, Tree City USA, Tree Inventory, Tree Planting, Underutilized Urban Trees, Urban Forest Management Plans, Volunteers|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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, Society of Municipal Arborists, Tree Planting, Underutilized Urban Trees|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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: Arboriculture, Organizational News, Research|Tags: , |0 Comments

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 [...]

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.

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