25 10, 2021

Georgia Silvera Seamans on Ginkgo: Notches, Edible Seeds, Synchronous Leaf Drop and More

By |2021-10-25T12:50:40-04:00October 25th, 2021|Categories: NYC, Urban Tree Profile|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Ginkgo in Manhattan's Washington Square Park exhibiting synchronous leaf drop. Story and photos by Georgia Silvera Seamans, Washington Square Park Eco Projects Director With diameters at breast height (DBH) ranging from 15 to 25 inches (38 to 64 cm), and given that the DBH-to-age conversion [...]

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 [...]

26 01, 2021

Sublime “Downtown Doors” Series Photo-Documents Staten Island Trees & Homes from 1940 to Today

By |2021-02-28T20:50:49-05:00January 26th, 2021|Categories: History, Innovative Projects and Programs, NYC|Tags: , , |0 Comments

This towering black tupelo (Nyssa sylvatica) in Staten Island’s West New Brighton neighborhood (at left, in 1940; at right, in 2020) really caught my attention this season. Although black tupelo generally occupies wet woods habitats, it can thrive under a variety of soil conditions. I’m gratified [...]

16 10, 2020

View Two “Creating Connections: Volunteers and Professionals” Webinars

By |2021-02-27T23:05:59-05:00October 16th, 2020|Categories: NYC, Volunteers, Webinars & Online Workshops|Tags: |0 Comments

The recent NYC ReLeaf two-part webinar series on Creating Connections: Volunteers and Professionals can still be viewed. Council Cofounder and Environmental Educator Nancy Wolf gave high marks to the series, noting, "I thought Maritza and Suzannah's presentation [on Environmental Education in a Natural Setting] was simply the [...]

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 [...]

26 07, 2020

Research: Which NYC Urban Green Spaces Support More Bird Species and Why?

By |2021-02-27T23:06:53-05:00July 26th, 2020|Categories: NYC, Research|Tags: , , |0 Comments

 Excerpted from a July 21, 2020 eBird article by Kathi Borgmann, "Larger urban green spaces support more bird species in New York City" In a study out this week in Landscape and Urban Planning, Frank La Sorte, a research associate at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and [...]

20 03, 2020

In Difficult Times, Turn to Nature: Natural Areas Conservancy Wisdom

By |2020-03-20T20:00:40-04:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: NYC|Tags: , , |0 Comments

From NYC’s Natural Areas Conservancy comes this note from Director Sarah Charlop-Powers and her team. We thought it would be of interest to all those who are looking for comfort in natural areas and parks across New York State.  “In every walk with nature, one receives far [...]

28 10, 2019

USDA Declares NYC Free of the Asian Longhorned Beetle

By |2019-10-28T19:21:53-04:00October 28th, 2019|Categories: Diseases and Insects, NYC|Tags: , |0 Comments

On October 10, 2019, NYC Parks replanted a katsura tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum) in McCarren Park in Brooklyn as part of the commemoration of the eradication of ALB in Brooklyn and Queens. Photo by NYC Parks Tree Preservation Senior Program Manager Danielle Gift On October 10, [...]

21 10, 2019

Sprout Lands: Book Review

By |2019-10-28T19:48:08-04:00October 21st, 2019|Categories: Arboriculture, Book Review, NYC|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

  Pollarded willows, Pixabay Sprout Lands: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees Review by Michelle Sutton, NYSUFC Editor “Coppice and pollard … we should know these words again, for by means of them, people built their world out of wood for ten thousand years.” —William [...]

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