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 [...]

25 08, 2021

Saranac Lake’s Dynamic Village Improvement Society Tends Olmsted Parks

By |2021-08-25T15:35:50-04:00August 25th, 2021|Categories: Nonprofits, Volunteers|Tags: |0 Comments

Map of the Parks that are owned and maintained by the Village Improvement Society of Saranac Lake since 1910. The parks system was designed by the Olmsted Brothers. The Village of Saranac Lake straddles Essex and Franklin Counties in the Adirondack Mountains. The Saranac Lake [...]

6 01, 2021

Creating More Equitable Urban Forests by Understanding and Responding to Historical Trauma

By |2021-02-27T23:05:58-05:00January 6th, 2021|Categories: Environmental Equity, Environmental Justice, Nonprofits, Tree Planting|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The author, Christine Carmichael (far left), with a group of volunteers at a street tree-planting event in Detroit, Michigan in 2015. All photos courtesy of the author. Creating More Equitable Urban Forests by Understanding and Responding to Historical Trauma By Christine E. Carmichael, Ph.D., Founder [...]

31 08, 2020

Washington Square Park Eco Projects & Co-founder Georgia Silvera Seamans

By |2021-02-27T23:06:32-05:00August 31st, 2020|Categories: Arboriculture, Citizen Science, Grants, Innovative Projects and Programs, Nonprofits, NYC, Urban Forest Ecology, Youth|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Georgia Silvera Seamans (center) with the interactive Washington Square Park Eco Projects Mobile Exhibit. Photo Courtesy Street Lab Georgia Silvera Seamans is the co-founding director of Washington Square Park Eco Projects in New York City. She is an urban forester, independent researcher, and writer. Georgia has [...]

20 07, 2020

Nafisa’s Onondaga Earth Corps Chronicles: Chapter 1

By |2021-02-27T23:06:53-05:00July 20th, 2020|Categories: Nonprofits, Onondaga Earth Corps|Tags: , |0 Comments

Onondaga Earth Corps Crew Member Nesha waters a quaking aspen. Though it may be hotter than hot, one nice thing about working solo outdoors is the ability to get breaks in the day from mask wearing. Nafisa Tabassum’s OEC Chronicles Begins  Last week was one [...]

29 05, 2020

Trees Naturally Social Distance (and So Can You!): Planning Safe Tree Planting Events for the Fall

By |2021-02-27T23:07:25-05:00May 29th, 2020|Categories: Nonprofits, Tree Planting, Volunteers|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qD22bUsU6g Iowa-based Trees Forever has done some socially-distanced planting events this spring, and in this webinar they share what has worked for them, what to consider, and ways to make it work. They walk through some great tips as well as the online-survey they’re using to manage [...]

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 [...]

2 12, 2019

Callery Pear Tree Buy-Back Event: A Template from Missouri

By |2019-12-09T08:38:06-05:00December 2nd, 2019|Categories: Innovative Projects and Programs, Invasive Plants, Nonprofits, Tree Planting|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Like so many regions in New York, nearly every corner of Missouri has been hit hard with the invasive spread of Callery pear (Pyrus calleryana spp.). Callery pears are self-sterile, but it turns out they readily cross-pollinate with other cultivars. Also, the rootstock upon which a Bradford [...]

29 11, 2019

Watertown’s Fall Tree Planting Attracts >60 Volunteers

By |2019-12-02T14:11:53-05:00November 29th, 2019|Categories: Nonprofits, Tree Planting, Volunteers|Tags: , |0 Comments

Photo by Sam Booth Watertown’s 2019 Annual Fall Volunteer Tree Planting Project attracted more than 60 volunteers (many from Tree Watertown) to plant 28 bare root trees. The volunteer tree planting project was paid for in part by a $3000 grant from the Northern New [...]

21 07, 2019

ReLeaf 2019 in Pictures: Part II

By |2019-07-23T16:59:08-04:00July 21st, 2019|Categories: Nonprofits, ReLeaf Conference, Youth|Tags: , |0 Comments

Young people shone extra bright at the 2019 ReLeaf Conference, injecting energy and enthusiasm into the gathering. After Onondaga Earth Corps (OEC) Director Greg Michel presented about the OEC mission and programming, OEC youth spoke about their experiences. Pictured here, Onondaga Earth Corps Crew Leader Tajuddin [...]

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