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, [...]
🟣 See the Tree Equity Map for the scores for metropolitan NYC, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, Ithaca, Elmira, Vestal, Utica Watertown, Saratoga Springs, and the Hudson Valley. This week, American Forests released Tree Equity scores for 486 urbanized areas of the United States, giving scores for 150,000+ [...]
Christina B. Smith (furnished photo) Please meet and welcome Christina B. Smith, the new Equity, Justice, and Inclusion Consultant for the Council. Christina grew up in Bridgeport, Connecticut and moved back there in 2013 because she wanted to be part of her hometown’s revitalization. In [...]
Click here to see the full roster of talks and to register The Yale Forest Forum (YFF) has a free spring speaker series underway, hosted by The Forests Dialogue and the Urban Resources Initiative, on The Promise and Practice of Community-Based Forestry. Join the series every Thursday through April [...]
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The author, Christine Carmichael (far left), with a group of volunteers at a street tree-planting event in Detroit, Michigan in 2015. All photos courtesy of the author. Creating More Equitable Urban Forests by Understanding and Responding to Historical Trauma By Christine E. Carmichael, Ph.D., Founder [...]
Beattra Wilson opened the 2018 Partners in Community Forestry Conference in Irvine, California with her plenary presentation. A Steadfast Path: My Urban Forestry and USDA Forest Service Journey By Beattra Wilson, Photos Courtesy of the Author Beattra Wilson began her career with the USDA Forest [...]
The Society of Municipal Arborist Conference is virtual this year and on the theme of Environmental Equity; the cost is $50 for SMA Members and $145 for non-members. You can see the full conference program above or on the SMA website here. […]