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 [...]

1 12, 2020

2021 DEC Annual Arbor Day Poster Contest Seeks Photography, Artwork Entries

By |2021-02-27T23:05:58-05:00December 1st, 2020|Categories: Arbor Day, DEC|Tags: |0 Comments

2020 Arbor Day poster. Photo by Paul Bergwall Poster submissions due December 31, 2020. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos recently announced the start of DEC’s annual Arbor Day Original Artwork poster contest. Each year, DEC’s Urban and Community Forestry [...]

14 10, 2020

Successful Tree Planting, Rochester’s Urban El Camino Trail in DEC Conservationist Magazine

By |2021-02-27T23:06:31-05:00October 14th, 2020|Categories: DEC, Diseases and Insects, Environmental Justice, Tree Planting|Tags: |0 Comments

See the recent online edition of NYS Conservationist for interesting features, including one coauthored by DEC UCF staff Christina McLaughlin and Dan Gaidasz on "How to Plant a Tree Successfully." There's also a piece called "Strides through an Urban Trail" about Rochester's El Camino: Butterhole-Seneca Park Trail, [...]

2 10, 2020

Building & Maintaining Your Healthy Community Forest Webinar

By |2021-02-27T23:06:31-05:00October 2nd, 2020|Categories: DEC, NY ReLeaf, Webinars & Online Workshops|Tags: , |0 Comments

This webinar is hosted by Southern Adirondack ReLeaf and is free and open to all. 10/28 9 AM Southern Adirondack ReLeaf – Building and maintaining your healthy community forest Registration Link: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=ecb9b4b40ae24efe4267132ebeea8cbce Join NY ReLeaf for a webinar on building and maintaining your healthy community forest! Starting a new [...]

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