25 04, 2022

May DEC Webinars: Storytelling for Grants; Trees for Public Health

By |2022-04-25T11:27:03-04:00April 25th, 2022|Categories: DEC, Grants, ReLeaf Workshops, Webinars & Online Workshops|Tags: , |Comments Off on May DEC Webinars: Storytelling for Grants; Trees for Public Health

Upcoming NYSDEC ReLeaf Webinars Public trees and public health - May 11 Webinar, 12pm – 1:15pm A growing body of scientific research suggests that abundant trees and green space in communities provides important benefits for human health and well-being.  The Green Heart Project in Louisville, Kentucky is one of the [...]

23 03, 2022

Recognizing NYS Tree City Communities, Tree Line USA Utilities, and Tree Campus Higher Education Awardees

By |2022-03-23T11:28:24-04:00March 23rd, 2022|Categories: Arbor Day Foundation, Awards, DEC, Tree Campus Higher Education, Tree City USA, Tree Line USA, Volunteers|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Recognizing NYS Tree City Communities, Tree Line USA Utilities, and Tree Campus Higher Education Awardees

NYSDEC Urban and Community Forestry Program Coordinator Gloria VanDuyne highlighted some of the 168 Tree City USA communities in New York State, along with 23 Tree Campus Higher Education designees, and 5 Tree Line USA utilities in DEC's March 17th online celebration. Seventeen NYS communities also received [...]

25 02, 2022

Archives of Taking Root News Extended Back to 2001

By |2022-02-25T19:13:42-05:00February 25th, 2022|Categories: DEC, TAKING ROOT News|Tags: |Comments Off on Archives of Taking Root News Extended Back to 2001

Thanks to DEC Urban and Community Forestry Program Environmental Education Assistant Matt Viglucci, all of the paper editions of Taking Root Newsletter from 2001-2013 that could be found in DEC files have been scanned and can be viewed here. Thank you, Matt! 🌳

16 02, 2022

View Recorded Tribal Values for the Natural World Les Benedict Talk

By |2022-02-16T09:02:05-05:00February 16th, 2022|Categories: DEC, ReLeaf Workshops, Webinars & Online Workshops|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on View Recorded Tribal Values for the Natural World Les Benedict Talk

DEC ReLeaf has made this recording available in case you missed the Tribal Values for the Natural World talk with Les Benedict of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe. DEC's UCF Partnerships Coordinator Christina McLaughlin facilitated the webinar and says, "We hope you enjoy the presentation, and thank [...]

25 01, 2022

Meet DEC UCF Program’s Matt Viglucci

By |2022-01-25T19:35:08-05:00January 25th, 2022|Categories: DEC, Organizational News|Tags: |Comments Off on Meet DEC UCF Program’s Matt Viglucci

Matt Viglucci is the Environmental Education Assistant for DEC's Urban and Community Forestry Program Greetings! My name is Matt, and I am pleased to introduce myself to the urban forestry community! Having grown up in Delmar, New York, my parents frequently took my brother and [...]

25 01, 2022

NYSDEC Announces New Community Forest Conservation Grant Program

By |2022-01-25T17:22:23-05:00January 25th, 2022|Categories: DEC, Funding, Grants|Comments Off on NYSDEC Announces New Community Forest Conservation Grant Program

NYSDEC announces a new Community Forest Conservation Grant Program. $1 million in grant funds will be available to municipalities for forest land acquisition to establish community forests. The grant program’s goal is to assist communities in the conservation of local forests to create opportunities for public access, [...]

12 11, 2021

DEC’s NYS Conservationist Celebrates 75 years; Offers $2 Subscription

By |2021-11-12T10:48:48-05:00November 12th, 2021|Categories: DEC|Tags: |Comments Off on DEC’s NYS Conservationist Celebrates 75 years; Offers $2 Subscription

Have you heard? New York State Conservationist Magazine is celebrating their 75th anniversary this year. In honor of this milestone, DEC is offering $2 subscriptions. Subscribe online to begin receiving the magazine yourself, or to give it as a gift: https://conservationist.secure.darwin.cx/I**002C

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: |Comments Off on How to Remove Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses this Winter

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: , , , |Comments Off on Schenectady Plants 50 Trees with New Collaborative Initiative

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: |Comments Off on Watch NY ReLeaf 2021 Talks on YouTube

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 [...]

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