27 10, 2020

Volunteers Restore Manorhaven Preserve on Long Island with Native Plants

By |2021-02-27T23:05:59-05:00October 27th, 2020|Categories: Forest Restoration, Tree Planting, Uncategorized, Volunteers|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Interpretive signage for the native trees volunteers planted in the new Native Plant Garden in the Manorhaven Nature Preserve. “Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.” Kahil Gebran Nassau County’s location on Long Island and Port Washington’s location in Nassau County. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Rcsprinter123 [...]

28 01, 2020

Partnerships, Fruit Trees, and Land Restoration in the Peruvian Amazon, with James Kaechele

By |2020-01-30T09:42:08-05:00January 28th, 2020|Categories: Forest Restoration, Innovative Projects and Programs, Nonprofits, Organizational News, Tree Planting, Youth|Tags: , , |1 Comment

In his capacity as Arborist for the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation, James Kaechele demonstrated how to properly plant a limón sutil tree (Citrus aurantifolia) to a community in the Peruvian Amazon. All Photos Courtesy James Kaechele & Fruit Tree Planting Foundation What skills does an [...]

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 [...]

10 05, 2018

Chestnut Tree Restoration: Help by Planting Nuts for “Mother Trees”

By |2018-05-15T08:46:32-04:00May 10th, 2018|Categories: Forest Restoration, Innovative Projects and Programs, Nonprofits|Tags: , |4 Comments

Open-grown (full sun) American chestnut trees can flower in just three years. Photo by Allen Nichols “We need people all over NY and in other states to plant pure wild American chestnuts so they have ‘mother trees’ to cross with our blight-resistant tree, when it [...]

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 [...]

28 12, 2016

Top Seven Blog Posts of 2016

By |2016-12-28T22:24:43-05:00December 28th, 2016|Categories: Arboriculture, Awards, Bare Root, Citizen Science, Forest Restoration, Innovative Projects and Programs, Member Profiles, Organizational News, Recommended Urban Trees, Research, SMA, Top Blog Posts, Urban Forest Master Plans|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Our Council's blog was viewed more than 19,500 times in 2016! Here are the year's seven most-viewed posts. Blight-resistant chestnut seedlings. Photo by Allen Nichols Over a thousand people read Participate in the Reintroduction of the American Chestnut … by Simply Planting a Few Nuts. "Now [...]

13 12, 2016

Getting to Know Trees for Tribs …

By |2016-12-13T15:06:34-05:00December 13th, 2016|Categories: DEC, Forest Restoration, Innovative Projects and Programs, Tree Planting|Tags: , |0 Comments

… with Trees for Tribs Coordinator Sarah Walsh Trees for Tribs, as in tributaries, is a Department of Environmental Conservation program replanting New York’s streams. The program began in 2007 in the Hudson River Estuary and has since expanded statewide, working with partners across the [...]

1 08, 2016

Bronx River Alliance & Partners to Restore Bronx River Forest

By |2016-08-01T07:55:42-04:00August 1st, 2016|Categories: Forest Restoration, Innovative Projects and Programs, Nonprofits, NYC|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The beautiful 23-mile Bronx River. Photo Courtesy Natural Areas Conservancy This story comes to us from Bronx River Alliance Deputy Director Maggie Greenfield and Natural Areas Conservancy Communications and Public Outreach Manager Nicole Brownstein.  The Bronx River has seen its fair share of history. It [...]

24 02, 2016

Saratoga Tree Nursery Kicks Off Annual Low-Cost Tree and Shrub Seedling Sale and School Seedling Program

By |2017-05-17T12:41:01-04:00February 24th, 2016|Categories: DEC, Events, Forest Restoration|Tags: |0 Comments

Spruce seedlings in the Saratoga Tree Nursery Landowners Can Take Advantage of Low-Cost Native Plants; Available to Schools for Free More than 45 species of trees and shrubs from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Saratoga Tree Nursery are now available to [...]

20 01, 2016

Kristy King and NYC Forest Restoration: Dreaming Big for the City’s Natural Areas

By |2017-10-01T22:50:41-04:00January 20th, 2016|Categories: Forest Restoration, Member Profiles, MillionTreesNYC, NYC|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Kristy King on a trip to India. Kristy King is the Director of Forest Restoration for the Natural Resources Group of NYC Parks. Here we get to know Kristy and the work that her department does to bring degraded land back to life in the [...]

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