5 12, 2022

Lessons from Superstorm Sandy Ten Years On

By |2022-12-05T09:04:17-05:00December 5th, 2022|Categories: NY ReLeaf, NYC, ReLeaf Workshops|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

An example of flooding-related root failure in NYC in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. NYC Parks and Recreation Superstorm Sandy was the sixth most costly hurricane in the history of the U.S. In NYC, 48 people died, thousands were evacuated, and there was an estimated [...]

16 11, 2022

At John Bowne High School Tree Nursery in Queens, Teachers & Students Look Forward to Spring as They Prepare for Winter

By |2022-11-19T09:26:31-05:00November 16th, 2022|Categories: Arboriculture, Innovative Projects and Programs, NY ReLeaf, NYC, Tree Planting, Youth|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

John Bowne High School Agriculture Teacher Jane Zhu (at right) with two of her students, readying the school nursery's woody plants for overwintering. Story and Photos by Nancy Wolf, Environmental Education Consultant, Member of New York City (Region 2) ReLeaf  This fall, John Bowne High [...]

4 10, 2022

Funded Research Opportunities at Green-Wood Cemetery

By |2022-10-04T13:34:12-04:00October 4th, 2022|Categories: Funding, NYC, Research|Tags: |0 Comments

Art Presson Application Period for Green-Wood’s 2023 Research Awards in Urban Environmental Science and Human/Nature Interactions is now open! In November 2021, Green-Wood launched two new research awards designed for emerging investigators. 2022 projects were selected in February 2022; you can read about them in this [...]

14 09, 2022

Tulip Tree & Tupelo Groves: Recommended Reading

By |2022-09-14T18:21:43-04:00September 14th, 2022|Categories: Essays and Reflections, NYC, Society of Municipal Arborists, Urban Forest Ecology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

In the September/October 2022 issue of City Trees, the magazine produced by the Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA), Washington Square Park Eco Projects Director Georgia Silvera Seamans published a superb story, "Tulip Tree among the Oaks: Notes on My Favorite Forest Tree." And in the May/June 2022 [...]

25 07, 2022

NYC Parks, Formula E, and DHL Partner to Plant Trees in Red Hook, Brooklyn

By |2022-07-25T11:17:27-04:00July 25th, 2022|Categories: Funding, Innovative Projects and Programs, NYC, Tree Planting|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Formula E Presenter Derin Odetosoye introduces the partnership and video. See the video here The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, DHL, and NYC Parks recently partnered to leave a positive legacy behind after the New York City E-Prix, planting 50 trees in Red Hook [...]

17 03, 2022

Seneca Village, Central Park, and Considering the Consequences of Community Expropriation in the Creation of Parks

By |2022-03-22T21:38:08-04:00March 17th, 2022|Categories: Environmental Justice, Essays and Reflections, History, NYC|Tags: , , |0 Comments Above: a superb video and conversation between archeologist Dr. Diana Wall and art historian Dr. Steven Zucker about Seneca Village, the predominantly Black community that was razed in the process of creating Central Park. Alex Martin Seneca Village, Central Park, and Considering the Consequences [...]

17 03, 2022

New NYC Parks Leadership: Susan Donoghue and Iris Rodriguez-Rosa

By |2022-03-17T06:43:53-04:00March 17th, 2022|Categories: NYC|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Last month, according to an official press release, New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced the appointment of two officials who will carry out his vision for a more equitable parks system where all New Yorkers can enjoy the physical, mental, and emotional benefits that open space [...]

27 12, 2021

The State of the Urban Forest in New York City: New Release from The Nature Conservancy

By |2021-12-27T10:47:01-05:00December 27th, 2021|Categories: NYC|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Council Board Member and Lead Scientist for the Cities Program with The Nature Conservancy in New York Dr. Michael Treglia shares this news from his team.  The Nature Conservancy in New York’s Cities Program recently released a report, The State of the Urban Forest in New York [...]

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|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 [...]

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