21 09, 2018

A Tribute to Our Friend Pat Tobin

By |2018-09-21T21:22:47-04:00September 21st, 2018|Categories: Essays and Reflections, History, Member Profiles, Organizational News|Tags: |1 Comment

Pat Tobin in 2014 accepting Tree City USA recognition for Fayetteville, which has been a Tree City USA for nearly 20 years, thanks in no small part to Pat’s efforts. With Pat is NYSDEC Urban Forestry Partnerships Coordinator Sally Kellogg. Beloved Council Past President (2006-2009) [...]

20 03, 2018

NYC Parks Deployment to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

By |2018-03-20T15:07:05-04:00March 20th, 2018|Categories: Essays and Reflections, Innovative Projects and Programs, NYC|Tags: , , |0 Comments

A Puerto Rican flag painted on the roots of an uprooted tree in Old San Juan. Photos Courtesy NYC Parks In this post, NYC Parks Arborists Jessica Einhorn and Brooke Costanza answer questions about their deployment to San Juan, Puerto Rico from October 29-November 13, [...]

8 12, 2017

Behind the Scenes with Arbor Day Poster Contest Winner

By |2017-12-08T16:13:52-05:00December 8th, 2017|Categories: Arbor Day, Essays and Reflections, Youth|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

from left: Sarah Werner, 2017 winner of the statewide 5th grade Arbor Day poster contest; Warwick Mayor Michael Newhard; and Patricia Reinhardt, chair of the Arbor Day Committee and a member of Warwick Valley Gardeners. Photo by Denise Werner Last spring, many students from the [...]

26 11, 2017

Up With Trees! SMA Tulsa Conference Highlights

By |2017-12-08T23:58:59-05:00November 26th, 2017|Categories: Arbor Day Foundation, Essays and Reflections, Nonprofits, Partners Community Forestry, SMA, Society of Municipal Arborists|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Up with Trees headquarters in Tulsa. Photo: upwithtrees.org Recently, Council members such as Past President Andy Hillman, Secretary Steve Harris, Board Member James Kaechele, and myself (Blog Editor Michelle Sutton) attended the Annual Conference of the Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA). It was held November [...]

30 09, 2017

Urban Forest Ecology: Knotweed with Laura Wyeth

By |2017-09-30T20:47:35-04:00September 30th, 2017|Categories: Essays and Reflections, Forest Restoration, Urban Forest Ecology|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Council member and horticulturist Laura Wyeth, with Japanese knotweed. Photo by Larry Decker Japanese knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum; Latin synonym Fallopia japonica) is indisputably a major nuisance in the urban forest. NYC Parks Natural Resources Group has documented extensive research and control methods they’ve used, in [...]

14 02, 2017

Dr. Ed Gilman on Semi-Retirement, the Research Trail He Leaves Behind, and the Nexus of Urban Forestry and Arboriculture

By |2017-02-14T17:24:35-05:00February 14th, 2017|Categories: Arboriculture, Essays and Reflections, History, Member Profiles, Research|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Ed and Betsy Gilman, married 37 years, overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge on a visit to NYC. Dr. Ed Gilman is a popular presenter among NY arborists and members of our state’s U&CF community, giving talks based on his decades of applied research at the University [...]

3 01, 2017

NYSUFC VP Brian Skinner on Retirement, with a Twist

By |2017-01-03T15:12:53-05:00January 3rd, 2017|Categories: Essays and Reflections, History, Member Profiles, Organizational News|Tags: , |0 Comments

So … to the surprise of many (including myself), I really did finally retire from National Grid at the end of October. After 45 years of enjoying the care of trees, service to innumerable individuals, mutual and professional associations with many industry friends, and decades of sharing [...]

15 12, 2016

Pictorial: SMA Conference Converges on the White River in Indianapolis

By |2016-12-15T20:43:57-05:00December 15th, 2016|Categories: Essays and Reflections, SMA|Tags: |0 Comments

Author Michelle Sutton Two posts ago, Dewitt Naturalist Christine Manchester did a lively report on her takeaways from the Partners in Community Forestry Conference that took place Nov 16-17 in Indianapolis. Just prior to Partners were professional meetings and conferences like that of the Society of [...]

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