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. [...]

12 11, 2019

2020 Quick Start Grants Info & Application

By |2019-11-12T19:52:37-05:00November 12th, 2019|Categories: Arbor Day, Funding, Grants, Organizational News, Tree City USA|Tags: |0 Comments

The New York State Urban Forestry Council is pleased to announce available funding for communities to hold a 2020 Arbor Day tree planting event and to establish a community-based forestry program. Many blog posts have appeared here about past recipients of this grant and how they used [...]

17 10, 2019

DEC Urban Forestry’s Andrea Nieves: Get to Know Her!

By |2019-10-21T16:46:48-04:00October 17th, 2019|Categories: DEC, Member Profiles, Organizational News|Tags: , |2 Comments

As an undergrad, Andrea Nieves worked on aquatic research projects at Hartwick College’s Pine Lake Environmental Campus in Oneonta, NY. Andrea Nieves is the NYSDEC Environmental Education Assistant in the Urban Forestry program, covering the needs of the Trees for Tribs program as well. I [...]

9 10, 2019

Scholarships for Council Members for SMA, Partners, MFI

By |2019-10-09T16:22:35-04:00October 9th, 2019|Categories: Municipal Forestry Insitute, Organizational News, Partners Community Forestry, Scholarships, SMA|0 Comments

Deadlines extended!! One of the benefits of being a Council member is being eligible for these conference and training scholarships. Please use the brief scholarship application form to apply to any of these:  Society of Municipal Arborists 55th Annual International Conference and Trade Show - $199 scholarships [...]

20 09, 2019

DEC Urban & Community Forestry’s Christina McLaughlin–Get to Know Her!

By |2019-09-20T06:22:59-04:00September 20th, 2019|Categories: DEC, Member Profiles, Organizational News|Tags: , |0 Comments

NYSDEC Urban and Community Forestry Volunteer Coordinator Christina McLaughlin travels widely. Last spring, she fed lorikeets at the San Diego Safari Park. I grew up in Pittsford, outside of Rochester. I was definitely interested in nature from an early age, because my house was in [...]

20 07, 2019

ReLeaf 2019 in Pictures: Part I

By |2019-08-02T09:19:49-04:00July 20th, 2019|Categories: Nonprofits, Organizational News, ReLeaf Conference, Youth|Tags: , |0 Comments

Thank you, NYSDEC staff and Region 3 ReLeaf volunteers, for your hard work putting together a superb ReLeaf Conference. Recent SUNY ESF grads Amandy Cruty (left) and Nafisa Tabassum are working as urban forestry technicians this summer with Syracuse City Arborist Steve Harris. They attended ReLeaf [...]

19 07, 2019

Celebrating Brian Skinner August 3 at 11 a.m. in Ithaca

By |2019-07-19T18:20:50-04:00July 19th, 2019|Categories: Memorials, Organizational News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Dear Council Members & Friends, There will be a celebratory gathering and tree dedication on Saturday August 3rd, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the F.R. Newman Arboretum at Cornell to remember Brian Skinner. His family will be present and this will be a chance to share funny [...]

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