30 12, 2020

Top Five NYSUFC Blog Posts of 2020

By |2021-02-27T23:05:58-05:00December 30th, 2020|Categories: Essays and Reflections, SMA, Tree Planting, Underutilized Urban Trees|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

B&B (balled-and-burlapped) trees are useful for certain species at certain sizes in spring vs. fall, but bare root is often a workable, much more affordable and volunteer-friendly alternative. Photo Courtesy Nina Bassuk #1 Transplanting and a Deeper Look at “Fall Hazards” This post resonates! It’s been [...]

27 10, 2020

SMA Environmental Equity Themed Virtual Conference Nov 19 Open to All

By |2021-02-27T23:05:59-05:00October 27th, 2020|Categories: Environmental Equity, SMA, Society of Municipal Arborists|Tags: |0 Comments

The Society of Municipal Arborist Conference is virtual this year and on the theme of Environmental Equity; the cost is $50 for SMA Members and $145 for non-members. You can see the full conference program above or on the SMA website here. […]

9 03, 2020

Arborist & Author Jean Zimmerman on Her MFI Experience

By |2020-03-09T08:00:26-04:00March 9th, 2020|Categories: Essays and Reflections, Municipal Forestry Insitute, Scholarships, SMA|Tags: , |1 Comment

Arborist and author Jean Zimmerman. Photo by Maud Reavill Council Member and SavATree Arborist Jean Zimmerman recently attended the 2020 Municipal Forestry Institute (MFI) with partial assistance from a Council scholarship. With this MFI class, more than 750 urban forestry and affiliated professionals have completed [...]

6 12, 2019

2019 SMA Conference Report-Back (in Pictures)

By |2019-12-06T15:55:58-05:00December 6th, 2019|Categories: Arbor Day Foundation, Partners Community Forestry, SMA|0 Comments

Downtown Cleveland at sunset, with ice skating rink at lower right. Photo by Owen Croy Recently, Council members such as Past President Andy Hillman, current Vice President Secretary Steve Harris, Board Members Lori Brockelbank and Mike DeMarco, and Council Editor Editor Michelle Sutton attended the [...]

2 12, 2019

SMA Announces Hackberry as 2020 Urban Tree of the Year

By |2019-12-06T16:00:43-05:00December 2nd, 2019|Categories: Arboriculture, Recommended Urban Trees, SMA|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Young hackberry (Celtis occidentalis) used in extended road median in Poughkeepsie. Photo by Michelle Sutton Each fall, members of the Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA) nominate and vote for the SMA Urban Tree of the Year. You can see a list of winners going back [...]

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 [...]

28 12, 2018

SMA Announces 2019 Urban Tree of the Year

By |2018-12-28T17:23:29-05:00December 28th, 2018|Categories: Nina Bassuk, Recommended Urban Trees, SMA, Society of Municipal Arborists, UHI, Underutilized Urban Trees|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

American hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana) coping admirably well with the heat on the student union patio at Virginia Tech. Photo by Eric Wiseman Each year, members of the Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA) vote for the SMA Urban Tree of the Year. Praise for this year’s winner, American [...]

21 10, 2018

SMA 2019 Arborist Exchange Accepting Applications from Munis, Nonprofits, Utilities

By |2018-10-21T19:53:53-04:00October 21st, 2018|Categories: Innovative Projects and Programs, SMA, Society of Municipal Arborists|Tags: |0 Comments

The Society of Municipal Arborists has expanded their Arborist Exchange Program to include not just municipal arborists but also utility arborists and urban forestry nonprofit professionals. Applications are due December 29, 2018 for the 2019 exchange. Further details here.      

2 08, 2018

Registration Open for Municipal Forestry Institute (MFI) 2019!

By |2018-10-11T14:36:29-04:00August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Municipal Forestry Insitute, SMA|Tags: , |0 Comments

“Without hesitation, I would encourage anybody who is in the urban forestry field to attend MFI. Do whatever you have to do to get there! I found it so incredibly valuable.” —Karen Emmerich, NYSUFC President   MFI Class of 2018 Photo by Paul Ries The Municipal Forestry Institute [...]

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