25 06, 2021

American Forests Releases Tree Equity Scores for 150K+ Neighborhoods in the U.S.

By |2021-06-25T10:56:27-04:00June 25th, 2021|Categories: Environmental Equity, Research|Tags: , |0 Comments

🟣 See the Tree Equity Map for the scores for metropolitan NYC, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, Ithaca, Elmira, Vestal, Utica Watertown, Saratoga Springs, and the Hudson Valley. This week, American Forests released Tree Equity scores for 486 urbanized areas of the United States, giving scores for 150,000+ [...]

23 02, 2021

Urban Forestry Opportunities at Southern University Include Virtual Learning, Scholarships, and Degrees at the Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral Levels

By |2021-02-28T20:42:10-05:00February 23rd, 2021|Categories: Innovative Projects and Programs, Research, Scholarships, Southern University, Technology, Urban Forestry Degree Programs, Urban Forestry Students, Youth|Tags: , , |0 Comments

NASA project team at Southern University Urban Forestry & Natural Resources Department at a wetland soil sampling day in 2019. Left to right: Simbrey Majors, who received a Master degree in Dec 2020; Zhu Ning – Institutional Principle Investigator (PI); Victor Rivera – LSU Co-PI; Chris [...]

4 08, 2020

Chestnut Chats from The American Chestnut Foundation

By |2021-02-27T23:06:53-05:00August 4th, 2020|Categories: Research, Webinars & Online Workshops|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

From The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) Chestnut Chat: American Chestnut Restoration and Reintroduction Plantings Friday, August 7 at 11:30AM (EDT)  [Watch videos from the full archives of Chestnut Chats, from a Virtual Pollination Workshop to Using Drones to Benefit Chestnut Restoration to a Conversation with Chuck Leavell, [...]

31 07, 2020

Urban Canopy Can Be a Matter of Life or Death

By |2021-02-27T23:06:53-05:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: Health Outcomes, i-Tree, Research, USFS|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

An article by USDA Forest Service research scientists Michelle Kondo and colleagues in the journal Lancet Planetary Health created a global buzz in reporting results of a new citywide health impact assessment of achieving a 30% canopy cover goal in the City of Philadelphia. If done at a neighborhood scale [...]

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 [...]

22 06, 2020

NY ReLeaf Webinar: Ecological Assessment of New York City’s Natural Areas

By |2021-02-27T23:07:24-05:00June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Natural Areas Conservancy, Natural Areas in the Urban Forest, ReLeaf Workshops, Research, Webinars & Online Workshops|Tags: |0 Comments

Join NY ReLeaf for an urban forestry webinar on July 21st at 10 AM! The Natural Areas Conservancy (NAC) exists to restore and conserve the green and blue spaces of New York City in order to enhance the lives of all New Yorkers. In this webinar, NAC [...]

24 01, 2020

American Chestnut Update: Big Funding News, Public Comment Needed, Seed Engraving, and a Podcast

By |2020-01-25T08:41:11-05:00January 24th, 2020|Categories: Diseases and Insects, Forest Restoration, Research|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

(Above) Sergey Jivetin creates elaborate engravings on the shells of seeds, including a series carved on American chestnut seeds depicting The American Chestnut Foundation’s restoration efforts. One nut (enlarged) illustrates the American Chestnut Research and Restoration Project’s insertion of the oxalate oxidase gene into the American chestnut [...]

30 09, 2019

Urban Forest Adaptation to Climate Change: Key Tools and Resources

By |2019-09-30T17:45:59-04:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Climate Change, Innovative Projects and Programs, ReLeaf Conference, ReLeaf Workshops, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

 At the 2019 NY ReLeaf Conference last July in Rochester, Dr. Leslie Brandt presented a fascinating talk about her work on urban forest adaptation to climate change, and she offered up powerful resources and tools to our community. Here’s a brief summary of those resources compiled by [...]

11 09, 2019

Beetle, Fungus, Fungus: Research Updates on EAB, DED, and Chestnut Blight

By |2019-09-11T20:25:33-04:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: Diseases and Insects, Research|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Emerald Ash Borer. A report recently published in the Journal of Economic Entomology offers data on the newest parasitoid wasp released against the EAB beetle: Spathius galinae. One of the authors, Dr. Jian Duan of the Beneficial Insect Introduction Unit at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s [...]

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