25 03, 2021

American Chestnut Restoration Update: Next Steps in the Deregulation Process for the Transgenic Tree

By |2021-04-02T13:14:23-04:00March 25th, 2021|Categories: Diseases and Insects|Tags: , |0 Comments

As many of you know, The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF)’s research partners at SUNY’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), are in the process of working with governmental agencies in an effort to deregulate the Darling 58 transgenic American chestnut tree. The first public comment period [...]

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

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 [...]

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, [...]

7 10, 2020

Artist, Arborist, and Horticulturist Noreen Riordan

By |2021-02-27T23:06:31-05:00October 7th, 2020|Categories: Diseases and Insects, EAB, Member Profiles, ReLeaf Conference|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Noreen at the Friday picnic of the 2018 NY ReLeaf Conference in Rochester. Photo by Michelle Sutton Noreen Riordan attended the Rochester ReLeaf Conference in 2018. She lives in Henrietta and serves a greater Rochester territory as an Arborist Representative for Bartlett Tree Experts. Her [...]

24 01, 2020

American Chestnut Update: Big Funding News, Public Comment Needed, Seed Engraving, and a Podcast

By |2020-01-25T08:41:11-05:00January 24th, 2020|Categories: Diseases and Insects, Forest Restoration, Research|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

(Above) Sergey Jivetin creates elaborate engravings on the shells of seeds, including a series carved on American chestnut seeds depicting The American Chestnut Foundation’s restoration efforts. One nut (enlarged) illustrates the American Chestnut Research and Restoration Project’s insertion of the oxalate oxidase gene into the American chestnut [...]

28 10, 2019

USDA Declares NYC Free of the Asian Longhorned Beetle

By |2019-10-28T19:21:53-04:00October 28th, 2019|Categories: Diseases and Insects, NYC|Tags: , |0 Comments

On October 10, 2019, NYC Parks replanted a katsura tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum) in McCarren Park in Brooklyn as part of the commemoration of the eradication of ALB in Brooklyn and Queens. Photo by NYC Parks Tree Preservation Senior Program Manager Danielle Gift On October 10, [...]

11 09, 2019

Beetle, Fungus, Fungus: Research Updates on EAB, DED, and Chestnut Blight

By |2019-09-11T20:25:33-04:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: Diseases and Insects, Research|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Emerald Ash Borer. A report recently published in the Journal of Economic Entomology offers data on the newest parasitoid wasp released against the EAB beetle: Spathius galinae. One of the authors, Dr. Jian Duan of the Beneficial Insect Introduction Unit at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s [...]

21 06, 2018

Rochester ReLeaf Beckons: Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Documentary Screening & Discussion

By |2018-06-21T10:33:38-04:00June 21st, 2018|Categories: Diseases and Insects, ReLeaf Conference|Tags: , , |0 Comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBlb73RlQ2U On Thursday afternoon (July 26) of the Council's ReLeaf Conference in Rochester, panelists Cornell Extension Associate Mark Whitmore, NYS Parks Natural Heritage Program's Julie Lundgren, and Finger Lakes Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM) Coordinator Hillary Mosher will be screening “The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: A [...]

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