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 03, 2020

Sophia Rodbell & Her Post-MFI Reflection

By |2020-03-23T15:35:50-04:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Municipal Forestry Insitute, Scholarships, Training|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Sophia Rodbell (left) with fellow 2020 MFI grad Jean Zimmerman (center) and MFI Teaching Cadre Member and Council Past President Andy Hillman, enjoying the early spring weather in Gulf Shores, Alabama. NYSUFC Board Member Sophia Rodbell recently graduated from the 2020 Municipal Forestry Institute (MFI), [...]

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 [...]

9 10, 2019

Scholarships for Council Members for SMA, Partners, MFI

By |2019-10-09T16:22:35-04:00October 9th, 2019|Categories: Municipal Forestry Insitute, Organizational News, Partners Community Forestry, Scholarships, SMA|0 Comments

Deadlines extended!! One of the benefits of being a Council member is being eligible for these conference and training scholarships. Please use the brief scholarship application form to apply to any of these:  Society of Municipal Arborists 55th Annual International Conference and Trade Show - $199 scholarships [...]

20 06, 2019

David Moore’s Advice to Budding Urban Foresters

By |2019-06-20T13:41:50-04:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: Advocacy, Awards, Municipal Forestry Insitute, NYC, Organizational News|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

David guest speaking for an urban forestry class at SUNY-ESF (College of Environmental Science & Forestry). Seven Considerations for Budding Urban Foresters   By David Moore, Senior Tree Supervisor, City of Oakland, California Photos Courtesy David Moore NYSUFC Past President (2015-2017) David Moore, 34, is [...]

26 03, 2019

Danielle Gift on What the Partners in Community Forestry Conference Means to Her

By |2019-03-26T20:29:18-04:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: Municipal Forestry Insitute, NYC, Organizational News, Partners Community Forestry, Scholarships|Tags: |0 Comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=J6w06gqmO1I NYC Parks Tree Preservation Senior Project Manager Danielle Gift reflects here on her experiences attending the Partners in Community Forestry (“Partners”) Conference, which includes the affiliated Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA) Conference. The next Partners will take place November 20-21, 2019 in Cleveland, just after the [...]

26 03, 2019

Kateri Savory on Her MFI Experience

By |2019-03-26T11:34:48-04:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: Municipal Forestry Insitute, Organizational News, Scholarships|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Kateri Savory Council member Kateri Savory is the Davey Resource Group Project Manager for the Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication Program in NYC. Kateri received scholarship funding from the Council toward attending the 2019 Municipal Forestry Institute, which took place in Silverton, Oregon. Can you tell [...]

24 09, 2018

Joe Charap on the Municipal Forestry Institute

By |2018-09-24T23:10:44-04:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: Municipal Forestry Insitute, Scholarships|Tags: , |0 Comments

Green-Wood Cemetery Director of Horticulture and Curator and Council Board Member Joe Charap received scholarship assistance from the Council to attend the 2018 Municipal Forestry Institute in Litchfield, Connecticut. MFI 2019 in Silverton, Oregon: registration is underway! What were the most valuable aspects of MFI for you? I [...]

2 08, 2018

Registration Open for Municipal Forestry Institute (MFI) 2019!

By |2018-10-11T14:36:29-04:00August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Municipal Forestry Insitute, SMA|Tags: , |0 Comments

“Without hesitation, I would encourage anybody who is in the urban forestry field to attend MFI. Do whatever you have to do to get there! I found it so incredibly valuable.” —Karen Emmerich, NYSUFC President   MFI Class of 2018 Photo by Paul Ries The Municipal Forestry Institute [...]

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