17 03, 2022

Seneca Village, Central Park, and Considering the Consequences of Community Expropriation in the Creation of Parks

By |2022-03-22T21:38:08-04:00March 17th, 2022|Categories: Environmental Justice, Essays and Reflections, History, NYC|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Seneca Village, Central Park, and Considering the Consequences of Community Expropriation in the Creation of Parks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct9iepqScxk&ab_channel=Smarthistory Above: a superb video and conversation between archeologist Dr. Diana Wall and art historian Dr. Steven Zucker about Seneca Village, the predominantly Black community that was razed in the process of creating Central Park. Alex Martin Seneca Village, Central Park, and Considering the Consequences [...]

10 01, 2022

A River to the Sky: An Essay on Tree Canopy and Evaporation, by DEC Forester George Profous

By |2022-01-11T19:13:55-05:00January 10th, 2022|Categories: Essays and Reflections|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Michelle Sutton Essay Tree Canopy and Evaporation: A River to the Sky   By George Profous, NYSDEC Region 3 Senior Forester George.Profous@dec.ny.gov References listed at end of essay A tree is a disguised water fountain that converts high energy solar radiation into low temperature latent [...]

31 12, 2021

Top Seven Blog Posts of 2021

By |2021-12-31T13:17:00-05:00December 31st, 2021|Categories: Essays and Reflections, Innovative Projects and Programs, Nina Bassuk, Recommended Urban Trees, Research, SMA, Tree Planting, Underutilized Urban Trees, Urban Tree Profile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Top Seven Blog Posts of 2021

Photos by John Kilcullen #1 Sublime “Downtown Doors” Series Photo-Documents Staten Island Trees & Homes from 1940 to Today No one loves Staten Island's trees and homes more than John Kilcullen (and his dog, Walker). This fabulous pictorial with super interesting historical interpretation is not [...]

22 09, 2021

The Storied English Elm of Washington Square Park, with Georgia Silvera Seamans

By |2021-09-22T11:01:13-04:00September 22nd, 2021|Categories: Essays and Reflections, History, Nonprofits, NYC, Recommended Urban Trees, Trees for Parks|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The Storied English Elm of Washington Square Park, with Georgia Silvera Seamans

The beloved shade-giving Washington Square Park English elm tree (Ulmus procera), which provides cavities and foraging for birds, squirrels, and raccoons, among other wildlife. All photos by Georgia Silvera Seamans This is the first in a series by Washington Square Park Eco Projects Director Georgia [...]

2 07, 2021

Andy Hillman Reflects on Career, What’s Next, and Why UCF Has Arrived

By |2021-07-02T12:21:00-04:00July 2nd, 2021|Categories: Essays and Reflections, Member Profiles, Municipal Forestry Insitute, Nina Bassuk, Organizational News, SMA, Urban Horticulture Institute|Tags: , |5 Comments

  Last April, former Council President, current Grants Committee Chair, and longtime Council Board Member Andy Hillman retired from a decade (to the day) of work as a business developer for Davey Resource Group. Prior to that, he was Ithaca’s longtime city forester, and prior to that [...]

23 02, 2021

Where Women Choose to Walk: Paths to Improving Cities and Nature Series Underway

By |2021-03-23T01:17:42-04:00February 23rd, 2021|Categories: Essays and Reflections, Events, Innovative Projects and Programs, USFS, Webinars & Online Workshops, Women in Urban Forestry|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Dr. Adrina Bardekjian and Liza Paqueo are fabulous speakers and facilitators. >>> The monthly discussion series, “Where Women Choose to Walk: Paths to improving cities and nature,” is open to everyone at no cost. Participants are from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds ranging from the global north [...]

30 12, 2020

Top Five NYSUFC Blog Posts of 2020

By |2021-02-27T23:05:58-05:00December 30th, 2020|Categories: Essays and Reflections, SMA, Tree Planting, Underutilized Urban Trees|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Top Five NYSUFC Blog Posts of 2020

B&B (balled-and-burlapped) trees are useful for certain species at certain sizes in spring vs. fall, but bare root is often a workable, much more affordable and volunteer-friendly alternative. Photo Courtesy Nina Bassuk #1 Transplanting and a Deeper Look at “Fall Hazards” This post resonates! It’s been [...]

21 11, 2020

Urban Forest Researcher Georgia Silvera Seamans on The Risks and Rewards of Being Black in Nature

By |2021-02-27T23:05:58-05:00November 21st, 2020|Categories: Essays and Reflections|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

Georgia Silvera Seamans birding in her favorite local patch, Washington Square Park. Photo Courtesy of the Author Recommended Reading Georgia Silvera Seamans Essay on Medium: "The Risks and Rewards of Being Black in Nature" Georgia Silvera Seamans is the co-founding director of Washington Square Park Eco [...]

30 10, 2020

Beattra Wilson’s Steadfast Path: An Urban Forestry & USDA Forest Service Journey

By |2021-02-27T23:05:59-05:00October 30th, 2020|Categories: Environmental Equity, Essays and Reflections, Innovative Projects and Programs, USFS|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

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 [...]

21 08, 2020

Lauryn’s Watering in Watertown: A Key Role in a Late Summer Bur Oak Transplanting

By |2021-02-27T23:06:33-05:00August 21st, 2020|Categories: Essays and Reflections, Tree Planting, Youth|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Lauryn’s Watering in Watertown: A Key Role in a Late Summer Bur Oak Transplanting

photos courtesy Mike DeMarco Coming out of the end of my sophomore year at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, I was hoping for an internship for the summer, or at least a job. Unfortunately, both of the internships I had lined up fell through due [...]

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