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 [...]

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 [...]

8 06, 2019

Central Park Celebration: David Moore’s 2019 ADF Trailblazer Award

By |2019-06-08T09:18:22-04:00June 8th, 2019|Categories: Arbor Day, Awards, NYC, Organizational News|Tags: , |0 Comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lehWNKBTonw About 40 invited guests attended the Arbor Day Foundation (ADF) reception on June 6th in the Arsenal at Central Park to honor David Moore’s recognition as ADF 2019 Trailblazer. The Trailblazer Award recognizes outstanding achievement in arboriculture and/or urban forestry by professionals under 35. At the [...]

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