25 02, 2022

Tree Watertown at 26 Years: Urban Forestry Excellence in the North Country

By |2022-03-03T12:15:31-05:00February 25th, 2022|Categories: Arboriculture, Bare Root, Canopy Goals, Innovative Projects and Programs, Member Profiles, Organizational News, Recommended Urban Trees, SUNY-ESF, Tree City USA, Tree Inventory, Tree Planting, Underutilized Urban Trees, Urban Forest Management Plans, Volunteers|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Tree Watertown at 26 Years: Urban Forestry Excellence in the North Country

Multigenerational Tree Watertown volunteers gather every fall for a bare root tree planting event. Here, volunteers assemble in fall of 2018. Story by Michelle Sutton, NYSUFC Editor 🌳 Photos Courtesy Tree Watertown The City of Watertown (population ~ 25,000, in Jefferson County) is an esteemed [...]

28 01, 2022

Kim Zhang Takes Position at City of Syracuse Urban Forestry

By |2022-01-28T19:09:55-05:00January 28th, 2022|Categories: Member Profiles, Organizational News, Urban Forest Master Plans|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Kim Zhang Takes Position at City of Syracuse Urban Forestry

Kim Zhang at Little Island Park in NYC in the summer of 2021. Kim Zhang grew up in the Bronx but has spent most of her adult life working and going to college in Syracuse. Next week she starts a new job as the City [...]

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 [...]

7 01, 2021

Young Arborist & Urban Forester Update from Amanda Cruty

By |2021-02-27T23:04:01-05:00January 7th, 2021|Categories: Member Profiles, Onondaga Earth Corps|Tags: , |Comments Off on Young Arborist & Urban Forester Update from Amanda Cruty

Last summer, we learned that Amanda had been hired by NYC Parks as a forester, but that the position was on hold for COVID reasons. Amanda gives us an update on her professional life since.

7 10, 2020

Artist, Arborist, and Horticulturist Noreen Riordan

By |2021-02-27T23:06:31-05:00October 7th, 2020|Categories: Diseases and Insects, EAB, Member Profiles, ReLeaf Conference|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Artist, Arborist, and Horticulturist Noreen Riordan

Noreen at the Friday picnic of the 2018 NY ReLeaf Conference in Rochester. Photo by Michelle Sutton Noreen Riordan attended the Rochester ReLeaf Conference in 2018. She lives in Henrietta and serves a greater Rochester territory as an Arborist Representative for Bartlett Tree Experts. Her [...]

20 08, 2020

HWS Junior Lauryn Tabolt’s Summer with Watertown’s Trees ?

By |2021-02-27T23:06:52-05:00August 20th, 2020|Categories: Internships/Seasonal Jobs, Member Profiles, Youth|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on HWS Junior Lauryn Tabolt’s Summer with Watertown’s Trees ?

Meet Lauryn Tabolt, a Hobart & William Smith junior who worked in the Watertown Planning Department this summer on tree care with Planning & Community Development Director Mike Lumbis and Planner (and Council Board Member) Mike DeMarco, who wrote this about Lauryn's vital work during a hot, [...]

23 01, 2020

Getting to Know Council VP & Syracuse City Arborist Steve Harris

By |2020-01-30T12:53:50-05:00January 23rd, 2020|Categories: Member Profiles, Organizational News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Getting to Know Council VP & Syracuse City Arborist Steve Harris

Steve Harris at the Syracuse Parks Department’s annual community tree planting event involving approximately 100 trees and 100 volunteers. The event is organized in partnership with local partners Cornell Cooperative Extension-Onondaga County and Onondaga Earth Corps. “It is always the highlight of the year,” Steve says. [...]

17 10, 2019

DEC Urban Forestry’s Andrea Nieves: Get to Know Her!

By |2019-10-21T16:46:48-04:00October 17th, 2019|Categories: DEC, Member Profiles, Organizational News|Tags: , |2 Comments

As an undergrad, Andrea Nieves worked on aquatic research projects at Hartwick College’s Pine Lake Environmental Campus in Oneonta, NY. Andrea Nieves is the NYSDEC Environmental Education Assistant in the Urban Forestry program, covering the needs of the Trees for Tribs program as well. I [...]

30 09, 2019

Council Member Profile: Arborist & Educator Berna Ticonchuk

By |2019-09-30T20:06:01-04:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Innovative Projects and Programs, Member Profiles, ReLeaf Conference|Comments Off on Council Member Profile: Arborist & Educator Berna Ticonchuk

Berna in front of a Parrotia persica at the 2019 NY ReLeaf Conference in Rochester. Arborist Berna Ticonchuk coordinates the Horticulture program at Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC) and teaches the Introduction to Horticulture, Tree Culture and Maintenance, Plant Propagation, and Certified Applicator Training courses.  [...]

20 09, 2019

DEC Urban & Community Forestry’s Christina McLaughlin–Get to Know Her!

By |2019-09-20T06:22:59-04:00September 20th, 2019|Categories: DEC, Member Profiles, Organizational News|Tags: , |Comments Off on DEC Urban & Community Forestry’s Christina McLaughlin–Get to Know Her!

NYSDEC Urban and Community Forestry Volunteer Coordinator Christina McLaughlin travels widely. Last spring, she fed lorikeets at the San Diego Safari Park. I grew up in Pittsford, outside of Rochester. I was definitely interested in nature from an early age, because my house was in [...]

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