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 [...]

25 09, 2020

Free ReLeaf Webinars 10/2 and 10/9 Volunteers and Professionals Creating Connections

By |2021-02-27T23:06:31-05:00September 25th, 2020|Categories: DEC, ReLeaf Workshops, Webinars & Online Workshops|Tags: |0 Comments

10/2 9 AM Part 1 of NYC ReLeaf Webinar Creation Connections – Volunteers and Professionals Part 1 Registration link: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e89d6205feae266f5343836acb8c4ba32 Join NYC ReLeaf for a 2-part webinar series on Creating Connections: Volunteers and professionals. This virtual workshop features presentations on environmental education and volunteers, urban soils, a discussion [...]

25 09, 2020

Free ReLeaf Webinar 10/16: Municipal Tree Ordinances and Management Implications

By |2021-02-27T23:06:31-05:00September 25th, 2020|Categories: DEC, ReLeaf Workshops, Webinars & Online Workshops|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Ithaca City Forester and Council Board Member Jeanne Grace will be one of the presenters for the NY ReLeaf Webinar on Municipal Trees Ordinances and their Mgmt Implications. Photo by Justin Zoll from Ithaca.com 10/16 9 AM Central NY ReLeaf Municipal tree ordinances and associated [...]

29 03, 2020

DEC: Tree Nursery 2020 Seedling Sale & Buffer in a Bag Giveaway

By |2020-03-29T15:37:41-04:00March 29th, 2020|Categories: DEC, Tree Planting|Tags: , |0 Comments

DEC Nursery's Spring Sale Happening Now DEC's Colonel William F. Fox Memorial Saratoga Tree Nursery's annual seedling sale is happening now! Dozens of tree and shrub species are available for purchase for conservation plantings across New York State. You can browse this year's selection on our website, [...]

3 03, 2020

David Moore in ESF Magazine; Christina McLaughlin in Conservationist

By |2020-03-03T21:44:02-05:00March 3rd, 2020|Categories: DEC, Organizational News, Urban Forestry in the News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

An article about SUNY-ESF alum and Council Past President David Moore appeared in the Winter 2020 edition of ESF Magazine, a publication for alumni and friends of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Called “Alumnus Honored as ‘Trailblazer’ Promotes Benefits of Urban Forestry,” the interview [...]

29 11, 2019

Capital Region ReLeaf Hosts Chainsaw Safety Workshop

By |2019-11-29T19:47:48-05:00November 29th, 2019|Categories: Arboriculture, DEC, ReLeaf Workshops|Tags: , |0 Comments

This GIF is from the recent Capital Region ReLeaf Chainsaw Safety Workshop in Schenectady, taught by Consulting Forester Mike Burns. Mike demonstrated the effect of chainsaws on “flesh” (ham) and then showed how chaps stop the saw. The workshop had 37 attendees across two sessions from around [...]

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