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 [...]

3 08, 2020

Council Offers New “Tree City USA Reward Grant”

By |2021-02-27T23:06:53-05:00August 3rd, 2020|Categories: Funding, Grants, Organizational News, Tree City USA, Tree Planting|Tags: |0 Comments

Michelle Sutton Deadline to Apply is 09/14/20 The NYS Urban Forestry Council is pleased to announce grants for communities to plant large specimen trees or a grove of trees in a prominent location within the community. Full Details, Application, and Contact Info Communities in New [...]

24 07, 2020

The Council Community at Mid-Year 2020: Narrated with Video Clips

By |2021-02-27T23:06:53-05:00July 24th, 2020|Categories: Organizational News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgcLdy7qDlA This was initially shown at the 2020 mid-year Council Membership meeting. It looks at how the Council and larger NYS urban forestry community is adapting to the time of coronavirus, and video clips showcase two young professionals navigating these waters: Amanda Cruty and Nafisa Tabassum. Please [...]

20 07, 2020

Nafisa Tabassum: Onondaga Earth Corps Chronicles

By |2021-02-27T23:06:53-05:00July 20th, 2020|Categories: Essays and Reflections, Onondaga Earth Corps, Organizational News, SUNY-ESF, Urban Forestry Students|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

We are excited to be following the progress of former student ambassador to NY ReLeaf, Nafisa Tabassum, who at the time of ReLeaf was working as an urban forest technician with Syracuse City Arborist Steve Harris. Nafisa earned her degree in Sustainable Energy Management from SUNY-ESF in [...]

3 03, 2020

David Moore in ESF Magazine; Christina McLaughlin in Conservationist

By |2020-03-03T21:44:02-05:00March 3rd, 2020|Categories: DEC, Organizational News, Urban Forestry in the News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

An article about SUNY-ESF alum and Council Past President David Moore appeared in the Winter 2020 edition of ESF Magazine, a publication for alumni and friends of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Called “Alumnus Honored as ‘Trailblazer’ Promotes Benefits of Urban Forestry,” the interview [...]

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 [...]

23 01, 2020

Getting to Know Council VP & Syracuse City Arborist Steve Harris

By |2020-01-30T12:53:50-05:00January 23rd, 2020|Categories: Member Profiles, Organizational News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Steve Harris at the Syracuse Parks Department’s annual community tree planting event involving approximately 100 trees and 100 volunteers. The event is organized in partnership with local partners Cornell Cooperative Extension-Onondaga County and Onondaga Earth Corps. “It is always the highlight of the year,” Steve says. [...]

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