5 07, 2016

Getting to Know Capital Roots and Sharon DiLorenzo

By |2016-07-05T15:36:55-04:00July 5th, 2016|Categories: EAB, Grants, Innovative Projects and Programs, Member Profiles, Nonprofits, ReLeaf Conference, Tree Planting|Tags: , |0 Comments

  Sharon DiLorenzo is a program manager for Capital Roots, whose vision for the future of the Capital Region is “where every person has access to fresh, affordable, healthy food.” The organization is also involved in urban forestry projects and partnerships. She has served multiple terms on [...]

19 05, 2016

Onondaga Lake Park Tree Planting to Regenerate Canopy after EAB

By |2016-05-19T11:24:45-04:00May 19th, 2016|Categories: Bare Root, EAB, Grants, Tree Planting|Tags: , , |0 Comments

OCSWCD & CCE staff and volunteers planting bare-root trees.                                                                           [...]

23 02, 2016

Nyack’s Tree Inventory Propels Nursery and Planting Program

By |2016-02-23T22:42:05-05:00February 23rd, 2016|Categories: Grants, Innovative Projects and Programs, Tree Inventory|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Nyack’s Tree Inventory began in the Village’s Memorial Park Here, Nyack Tree Committee Chair Marcy Denker discusses the tree inventory recently completed in her Village. You can see the full tree inventory report here, and the key findings from the inventory can be seen after [...]

10 02, 2016

ReTree Schenectady: Cost-Share Grants Story & Advice

By |2016-04-26T15:20:32-04:00February 10th, 2016|Categories: Grants, Innovative Projects and Programs, Nonprofits|Tags: , , |0 Comments

ReTree Schenectady (ReTree) is a non-profit organization formed in 1991 that is dedicated to the planting, care, and conservation of current and future generations of trees in the City of Schenectady. Their goals are achieved by fostering community involvement through education and collaboration with local organizations and [...]

30 11, 2015

The Norwich Cost-Share Grant Experience

By |2016-04-26T15:41:53-04:00November 30th, 2015|Categories: Grants, Innovative Projects and Programs|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What was the City of Norwich’s experience with its NYS DEC-sponsored Urban and Community Forestry cost-share grant? We get the scoop from Norwich Planning and Community Development Specialist Todd D. Dreyer and Morrisville State College Assistant Professor Rebecca Hargrave. The application was prepared in 2011 by Hargrave [...]

15 10, 2015

NYS DEC Cost-Share Grants: The Trees New York Example

By |2015-10-15T20:03:03-04:00October 15th, 2015|Categories: Grants, Innovative Projects and Programs, Nonprofits|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Advanced Citizen Pruners, trained and supervised by Trees New York, working their magic in East Harlem, NYC. Photos Courtesy Trees New York The NYC-based environmental and urban forestry nonprofit organization, Trees New York, has trained Citizen Pruners since 1976. In light of so many years [...]

5 05, 2015

The Red Hook Way, Part I: Stellar Tree Commission

By |2015-05-05T21:53:15-04:00May 5th, 2015|Categories: Arbor Day, Grants, Innovative Projects and Programs|Tags: , |3 Comments

by Brenda Cagle, Red Hook Councilwoman Q: What do you call a highly functioning, well-informed, enthusiastic tree Committee?  A: The Town of Red Hook Tree Commission (TC) The Red Hook Tree Commission worked with young community volunteers on planting at the Town of Red Hook Recreation Park. [...]

4 03, 2015

Buffalo’s Cost-Share Grant Story and Advice

By |2016-04-27T08:57:33-04:00March 4th, 2015|Categories: Grants, Innovative Projects and Programs|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Measuring Diameter at Breast Height (DBH) during the in-house, grant-funded inventory. In 2011, the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy (BOPC) successfully applied for a Round 10 Urban and Community Forestry Cost-Share Grant from NYS DEC. Among other things, the funds went toward updates to the City of [...]

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