30 09, 2021

Fall Planting Recipients of Council Tree City USA Reward Grants Announced

By |2021-09-30T09:02:32-04:00September 30th, 2021|Categories: Funding, Grants, Organizational News, Tree City USA|0 Comments

The intent of this competitive grant is to encourage municipalities to sustain their community forestry program and maintain their status as a Tree City USA through a celebratory tree planting in which a large specimen tree or a grove of trees is planted in a prominent location [...]

22 07, 2021

Council Recognizes Nancy Wolf with Heartwood Award

By |2021-07-23T08:01:25-04:00July 22nd, 2021|Categories: Awards, Organizational News, ReLeaf Conference|Tags: , |3 Comments

You may recognize this year’s Heartwood Award winner as the author of the meticulously researched and lively document, “How it Happened: New York ReLeaf—A Brief History of Urban Forestry in the United States and the Creation of the New York State Program, Part 1.” Part 1 is [...]

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 06, 2021

Fall 2021 NYSUFC Quick Start Grants & Tree City USA Reward Grants Application Period Open

By |2021-07-02T15:21:23-04:00June 23rd, 2021|Categories: Grants, Organizational News, Tree City USA|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Quick Start Grants: Applications due September 9th, 2021 The NYS Urban Forestry Council is pleased to announce Quick Start grants for communities to hold a tree planting event in the fall of 2021 celebrating Arbor Day, with the intention of moving toward becoming a Tree City USA. [...]

9 06, 2021

Town of Brookhaven Tree Planting & Community Giveaway for Arbor Day 2021

By |2021-06-09T09:22:35-04:00June 9th, 2021|Categories: Arbor Day, Grants, Organizational News, Tree Planting|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Town of Brookhaven Environmental Analyst Alan Duckworth advises folks on planting and care of their new native tree seedlings as part of the Town’s Arbor Day 2021 celebration. Photo Courtesy Town of Brookhaven On Friday, April 30th, the Town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County (Long [...]

25 05, 2021

Council Welcomes Equity, Justice, and Inclusion Consultant Christina B. Smith

By |2021-05-28T08:52:42-04:00May 25th, 2021|Categories: Environmental Equity, Organizational News|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

Christina B. Smith (furnished photo) Please meet and welcome Christina B. Smith, the new Equity, Justice, and Inclusion Consultant for the Council. Christina grew up in Bridgeport, Connecticut and moved back there in 2013 because she wanted to be part of her hometown’s revitalization. In [...]

19 04, 2021

We Have a New Website!

By |2021-04-19T23:06:37-04:00April 19th, 2021|Categories: Organizational News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Talented Council Website Manager and Graphic Designer Sarah Gugercin recently redesigned the Council website to be more beautiful, functional, and secure. Sarah has over 10 years' experience developing websites and since 2018 has designed City Trees, the magazine of the Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA). Sarah has [...]

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