A survey is on its way to the email inboxes of NYS municipalities which will inform the urban forestry support programs for communities going forward. Former longtime NYSUFC Board Member and now Forest Resources & Arboriculture PhD Student Rebecca Hargrave is heading this up in conjunction with [...]
The video introduces folks to the joy of tree planting and other collabs that the NYSUFC, in partnership with NYSDEC, helps foster via funds, education, networking/social media, and more. It was prepared by Council Editor Michelle Sutton and scored by Council Past President David Moore. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3yUag17Hto&t=2s
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]