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: , , |0 Comments

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: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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: , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

27 07, 2020

Nafisa’s Onondaga Earth Corps Chronicles: Chapter 3

By |2021-02-27T23:06:53-05:00July 27th, 2020|Categories: Essays and Reflections, Onondaga Earth Corps|Tags: , , |1 Comment

The Rain Garden in James Pass Arboretum, in the Tipperary Hill neighborhood of Syracuse. Photo by Nafisa Tabassum Nafisa Tabbasum: As a Crew Leader for Onondaga Earth Corps (OEC), my responsibilities include directly supervising a small crew of young adults in either pruning or green [...]

20 07, 2020

Nafisa Tabassum: Onondaga Earth Corps Chronicles

By |2021-02-27T23:06:53-05:00July 20th, 2020|Categories: Essays and Reflections, Onondaga Earth Corps, Organizational News, SUNY-ESF, Urban Forestry Students|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

We are excited to be following the progress of former student ambassador to NY ReLeaf, Nafisa Tabassum, who at the time of ReLeaf was working as an urban forest technician with Syracuse City Arborist Steve Harris. Nafisa earned her degree in Sustainable Energy Management from SUNY-ESF in [...]

9 03, 2020

Arborist & Author Jean Zimmerman on Her MFI Experience

By |2020-03-09T08:00:26-04:00March 9th, 2020|Categories: Essays and Reflections, Municipal Forestry Insitute, Scholarships, SMA|Tags: , |1 Comment

Arborist and author Jean Zimmerman. Photo by Maud Reavill Council Member and SavATree Arborist Jean Zimmerman recently attended the 2020 Municipal Forestry Institute (MFI) with partial assistance from a Council scholarship. With this MFI class, more than 750 urban forestry and affiliated professionals have completed [...]

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