23 09, 2021

How to Remove Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses this Winter

By |2021-09-23T10:15:01-04:00September 23rd, 2021|Categories: DEC, Diseases and Insects|Tags: |0 Comments

You've probably heard about or participated in citizen efforts to reduce spotted lanternfly, including some creative approaches like a combined pub crawl/lanternfly crushing event. Crushing egg masses is also helpful. The best time to destroy spotted lanternfly egg masses is winter through early spring. You just need [...]

15 09, 2021

Schenectady Plants 50 Trees with New Collaborative Initiative

By |2021-09-17T13:35:44-04:00September 15th, 2021|Categories: DEC, Environmental Equity, Tree Planting|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

To kick off the 2021 Collaborative Tree Planting Initiative in Schenectady, a Princeton elm (UImus ‘Princeton’) was planted at Martin Luther King Elementary School in honor of Earth Day. Attendees included Schenectady youth and representatives from the City of Schenectady, Schenectady County, Schenectady Job Training Agency, [...]

23 08, 2021

Watch NY ReLeaf 2021 Talks on YouTube

By |2021-08-23T16:10:42-04:00August 23rd, 2021|Categories: DEC, NY ReLeaf, ReLeaf Conference|Tags: |0 Comments

We've posted the 2021 Virtual ReLeaf Conference presentations on our Council YouTube channel. Professor Rebecca Hargrave gave a superb talk on Structural Pruning of Young Trees, and there are terrific talks on Birds and Bats in the Urban Forest, Trees and Human Health, Tree Stewardship Partnerships in [...]

30 04, 2021

See Recipients of Additional $1.18 Million in NYS Urban & Community Forestry Grants

By |2021-04-30T12:55:47-04:00April 30th, 2021|Categories: DEC, Grants|0 Comments

In celebration of Arbor Day, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced that grants totaling $1.18 million have been awarded to communities across the state to inventory, plant, and maintain public trees. The grants are part [...]

19 03, 2021

DEC Hosts Virtual Tree City, Tree Campus, Tree Line USA Celebration

By |2021-03-23T01:37:32-04:00March 19th, 2021|Categories: Awards, DEC, Tree Campus USA, Tree City USA, Tree Line USA|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

NYSDEC State Forester Rob Davies opened the Tree City/Campus/Line USA celebration by acknowledging the difficulties of 2020 and the way in which nearly all recreation had to move outside, bringing further awareness to the critical importance of urban and community trees and green spaces. He quoted his [...]

12 02, 2021

DEC Round 15 Urban & Community Forestry Grant Recipients

By |2021-02-28T20:45:50-05:00February 12th, 2021|Categories: DEC, Funding|Tags: , |0 Comments

Snowy egret fishing on a section of the Bronx River. The Bronx River Alliance (bronxriver.org) was one of the recipients of a 2020 DEC-mediated grant, which will be used for tree planting in the Bronx River floodplain. The funds come from the NY Environmental Protection Fund [...]

25 01, 2021

Watertown Utilizes DEC Grant for Tree Planting & EAB Treatment

By |2021-02-28T20:51:50-05:00January 25th, 2021|Categories: Bare Root, DEC, Diseases and Insects, Grants, Tree Planting|Tags: |0 Comments

Thank you to City of Watertown Planner and Council Board Member Mike DeMarco for providing this summary and photos.  In October 2018, the City of Watertown was awarded a $20,250 tree planting grant through the New York State (NYS) Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Urban and Community [...]

15 01, 2021

DEC Conservationist Magazine Includes Winter Pruning Feature by Christina McLaughlin

By |2021-02-27T23:04:01-05:00January 15th, 2021|Categories: Arboriculture, DEC|Tags: , , |0 Comments

"Pruning in late winter and early spring minimizes dieback of the inner bark and helps the wound-healing process. Pruning cuts can dry out some in winter due to low humidity, so waiting to cut a damaged limb until late winter or early spring can improve the tree’s [...]

15 01, 2021

Free DEC ReLeaf Webinar on Urban Forest Health on Jan 28th

By |2021-02-27T23:04:01-05:00January 15th, 2021|Categories: DEC, Diseases and Insects, Webinars & Online Workshops|Tags: |0 Comments

NYSDEC will host the first NYS ReLeaf webinar of 2021 on January 28th at 1 PM on Urban Forest Health. Jess Cancelliere and Rob Cole will give an overview of DEC's Forest Health Program, including the Diagnostic Lab and the services it offers. They'll also talk about Beech [...]

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