31 12, 2021

Top Seven Blog Posts of 2021

By |2021-12-31T13:17:00-05:00December 31st, 2021|Categories: Essays and Reflections, Innovative Projects and Programs, Nina Bassuk, Recommended Urban Trees, Research, SMA, Tree Planting, Underutilized Urban Trees, Urban Tree Profile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Top Seven Blog Posts of 2021

Photos by John Kilcullen #1 Sublime “Downtown Doors” Series Photo-Documents Staten Island Trees & Homes from 1940 to Today No one loves Staten Island's trees and homes more than John Kilcullen (and his dog, Walker). This fabulous pictorial with super interesting historical interpretation is not [...]

8 12, 2021

Musclewood (Carpinus caroliniana) is 2022 SMA Urban Tree of the Year

By |2021-12-08T09:47:01-05:00December 8th, 2021|Categories: Arboriculture, SMA, Society of Municipal Arborists, Tree Planting, Underutilized Urban Trees, Urban Tree Profile|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Musclewood (Carpinus caroliniana) is 2022 SMA Urban Tree of the Year

A single-stem musclewood (Carpinus caroliniana) used as a street tree. Story and Photos by Michelle Sutton   Each fall, members of the Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA) select the next year’s SMA Urban Tree of the Year. For 2022, musclewood (Carpinus carolinana) lifted its weight to [...]

2 07, 2021

Andy Hillman Reflects on Career, What’s Next, and Why UCF Has Arrived

By |2021-07-02T12:21:00-04:00July 2nd, 2021|Categories: Essays and Reflections, Member Profiles, Municipal Forestry Insitute, Nina Bassuk, Organizational News, SMA, Urban Horticulture Institute|Tags: , |5 Comments

  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 [...]

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: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Top Five NYSUFC Blog Posts of 2020

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: |Comments Off on SMA Environmental Equity Themed Virtual Conference Nov 19 Open to All

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|Comments Off on 2019 SMA Conference Report-Back (in Pictures)

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: , , |Comments Off on SMA Announces Hackberry as 2020 Urban Tree of the Year

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 [...]

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