Webinar: Navigating Grant Funding: Municipal Success Stories On March 1st, 2023, at 1 p.m., please join the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and New York State Association of Regional Councils on a webinar to hear other municipalities discuss successful strategies to access and manage grant funding. [...]
2023 NY ReLeaf Conference; Quick Start Grants; DEC Tree Seedling Sale; Advice for Writing about Urban and Community Forestry Read this month's TAKING ROOT news here and subscribe here.
More Than 50 Species Available from Colonel William F. Fox Memorial Saratoga Tree Nursery School Seedling Program Application Period Now Open The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced the start of the Colonel William F. Fox Memorial Saratoga Tree Nursery annual spring seedling sale, which [...]
Some of the attendees of the ReLeaf Region 3’s December 2022 meeting at Lasdon Arboretum in Katonah (Westchester County), enjoying a crisp and sunny early winter day. Photo by Christina McLaughlin Thank you to NY ReLeaf Region 3 Co-chairs Jean Zimmerman and George Profous for [...]
River birch grove, Vassar College campus arboretum. Michelle Sutton The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Division of Lands and Forests Urban and Community Forestry (UCF) Program is pleased to announce available funding for tree planting in disadvantaged communities after ash tree loss. The purpose is [...]
NY ReLeaf Workshops in November; New City Trees issue out; more. Read this month's TAKING ROOT news here and subscribe here.
Fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus) in the Lowville Forestry Demonstration Area Arboretum. Council Board Member and Longtime Region 6 Senior Forester Glen Roberts retired earlier this year after 31 years with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Roberts had the good fortune to work [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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! 🌳