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 [...]

26 11, 2017

Up With Trees! SMA Tulsa Conference Highlights

By |2017-12-08T23:58:59-05:00November 26th, 2017|Categories: Arbor Day Foundation, Essays and Reflections, Nonprofits, Partners Community Forestry, SMA, Society of Municipal Arborists|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Up with Trees headquarters in Tulsa. Photo: upwithtrees.org Recently, Council members such as Past President Andy Hillman, Secretary Steve Harris, Board Member James Kaechele, and myself (Blog Editor Michelle Sutton) attended the Annual Conference of the Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA). It was held November [...]

25 10, 2017

Municipal Forestry Institute Coming to Connecticut in February 2018!

By |2017-10-25T23:42:21-04:00October 25th, 2017|Categories: Municipal Forestry Insitute, SMA, Training|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  Photo by Paul Ries The Municipal Forestry Institute (MFI) is [...]

15 03, 2017

Council Board Member & New MFI Grad Mike DeMarco

By |2017-03-15T14:11:06-04:00March 15th, 2017|Categories: Member Profiles, Municipal Forestry Insitute, Organizational News, Scholarships, SMA, Society of Municipal Arborists|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Council Board Member Mike DeMarco attended the 2017 Municipal Forestry Institute (MFI) on scholarship from the Council and NYSDEC. MFI is an immersive, weeklong leadership training for urban forestry professionals. Here, we learn about DeMarco’s takeaways from MFI, his current position, and his work and educational background. [...]

28 12, 2016

Top Seven Blog Posts of 2016

By |2016-12-28T22:24:43-05:00December 28th, 2016|Categories: Arboriculture, Awards, Bare Root, Citizen Science, Forest Restoration, Innovative Projects and Programs, Member Profiles, Organizational News, Recommended Urban Trees, Research, SMA, Top Blog Posts, Urban Forest Master Plans|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Our Council's blog was viewed more than 19,500 times in 2016! Here are the year's seven most-viewed posts. Blight-resistant chestnut seedlings. Photo by Allen Nichols Over a thousand people read Participate in the Reintroduction of the American Chestnut … by Simply Planting a Few Nuts. "Now [...]

15 12, 2016

Pictorial: SMA Conference Converges on the White River in Indianapolis

By |2016-12-15T20:43:57-05:00December 15th, 2016|Categories: Essays and Reflections, SMA|Tags: |0 Comments

Author Michelle Sutton Two posts ago, Dewitt Naturalist Christine Manchester did a lively report on her takeaways from the Partners in Community Forestry Conference that took place Nov 16-17 in Indianapolis. Just prior to Partners were professional meetings and conferences like that of the Society of [...]

4 02, 2016

Urban Forestry Roundtable Repository

By |2017-10-01T22:10:09-04:00February 4th, 2016|Categories: Arboriculture, Essays and Reflections, Innovative Projects and Programs, Nonprofits, SMA|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Balling up a mature bur oak in preparation for relocation. Photo by Greg Hove A repository of more than 30 roundtables from CITY TREES magazine 2005-2017 is freely available on the home page of the Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA) website, www.urban-forestry.com. The roundtable format [...]

5 01, 2016

SMA’s 2016 Urban Tree of the Year: Musashino Zelkova

By |2016-06-29T15:36:34-04:00January 5th, 2016|Categories: Recommended Urban Trees, SMA|Tags: , |0 Comments

The narrow upright habit of ‘Musashino’ zelkova lends itself to many uses. Photo Courtesy J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. by Michelle Sutton, Taking Root Editor The Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA) has voted Zelkova serrata ‘Musashino’ the 2016 Urban Tree of the Year. The yearly [...]

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