21 06, 2022

First-Ever Arbor Day Celebrations in Bombay, Oyster Bay, Penn Yan, and South Glens Falls

By |2022-06-21T18:33:32-04:00June 21st, 2022|Categories: Arbor Day, Grants, Tree City USA, Tree Planting, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

On May 2, 2022 the Town of Bombay (Franklin County; pop. ~ 1357) held its first-ever Arbor Day planting and celebration with 35 folks in attendance. The community planted red maples (Acer rubrum) and Japanese tree lilacs (Syringa reticulata 'Ivory Silk') and gave away tree seedlings, purchased [...]

9 06, 2022

Town of Penfield’s First Arbor Day a Roaring Success

By |2022-06-09T21:09:11-04:00June 9th, 2022|Categories: Arbor Day, Funding, Grants, Quick Start Grants, Tree City USA, Tree Planting, Volunteers, Youth|Tags: , |Comments Off on Town of Penfield’s First Arbor Day a Roaring Success

 The Conservation Board and the Planning Department of the Town of Penfield hosted a tree planting event and giveaway in Rothfuss Park, sponsored in part by a $1000 Quick Start grant from the NYSUFC. We at the Council are really impressed with the event Penfield organized! [...]

3 06, 2022

Tree City USA Grants for Fall Planting: Apply by July 15th 2022

By |2022-06-03T10:02:18-04:00June 3rd, 2022|Categories: Grants, Tree City USA|Tags: |Comments Off on Tree City USA Grants for Fall Planting: Apply by July 15th 2022

Kathy King 2022 Tree City USA Reward Grant Application The NYS Urban Forestry Council is pleased to announce available funding for communities to plant large specimen trees or a grove of trees in a prominent location within the community. Communities in New York State that [...]

23 03, 2022

Recognizing NYS Tree City Communities, Tree Line USA Utilities, and Tree Campus Higher Education Awardees

By |2022-03-23T11:28:24-04:00March 23rd, 2022|Categories: Arbor Day Foundation, Awards, DEC, Tree Campus Higher Education, Tree City USA, Tree Line USA, Volunteers|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Recognizing NYS Tree City Communities, Tree Line USA Utilities, and Tree Campus Higher Education Awardees

NYSDEC Urban and Community Forestry Program Coordinator Gloria VanDuyne highlighted some of the 168 Tree City USA communities in New York State, along with 23 Tree Campus Higher Education designees, and 5 Tree Line USA utilities in DEC's March 17th online celebration. Seventeen NYS communities also received [...]

25 02, 2022

Spring 2022 Quick Start Grant Awardees Announced

By |2022-02-25T18:52:32-05:00February 25th, 2022|Categories: Grants, Tree City USA, Tree Planting|Tags: |Comments Off on Spring 2022 Quick Start Grant Awardees Announced

Kathy King Fourteen communities have just been notified of their successful applications for a 2022 Quick Start grant. They are the Town of Bombay, Village of Camillus, Town of Geddes, Town of Mount Pleasant, Town of Oyster Bay, Incorporated Village of Patchogue, Town of Penfield, Village [...]

25 02, 2022

Tree Watertown at 26 Years: Urban Forestry Excellence in the North Country

By |2022-03-03T12:15:31-05:00February 25th, 2022|Categories: Arboriculture, Bare Root, Canopy Goals, Innovative Projects and Programs, Member Profiles, Organizational News, Recommended Urban Trees, SUNY-ESF, Tree City USA, Tree Inventory, Tree Planting, Underutilized Urban Trees, Urban Forest Management Plans, Volunteers|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Tree Watertown at 26 Years: Urban Forestry Excellence in the North Country

Multigenerational Tree Watertown volunteers gather every fall for a bare root tree planting event. Here, volunteers assemble in fall of 2018. Story by Michelle Sutton, NYSUFC Editor 🌳 Photos Courtesy Tree Watertown The City of Watertown (population ~ 25,000, in Jefferson County) is an esteemed [...]

13 01, 2022

Fall Tree Planting in Woodstock, Avon, and Saugerties

By |2022-01-14T14:52:03-05:00January 13th, 2022|Categories: Grants, Tree City USA, Tree Planting, Volunteers|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Fall Tree Planting in Woodstock, Avon, and Saugerties

Last fall (2021), the Town of Woodstock (Ulster County) planted one red oak (Quercus rubra) and two Kindred Spirit oaks. Kindred Spirit is a hybrid of swamp white oak (Q. bicolor) and the columnar English oak (Q. robur 'Fastigiata'). Photo by Carol March A [...]

18 11, 2021

Not Yet a Tree City USA? Apply by Feb 10 for 2022 NYSUFC Quick Start Grant to Help You Get There

By |2021-11-18T09:24:11-05:00November 18th, 2021|Categories: Arbor Day, Grants, Quick Start Grants, Tree City USA|Tags: |Comments Off on Not Yet a Tree City USA? Apply by Feb 10 for 2022 NYSUFC Quick Start Grant to Help You Get There

Volunteers for ReTree the District-Buffalo The New York State Urban Forestry Council is pleased to announce available funding for New York communities who aren't yet a Tree City USA to hold a Spring 2022 tree planting and ceremony event. Communities can apply for up to [...]

10 11, 2021

Canton Fall Planting Engages Youth of All Ages, Utilizes Council Grant

By |2021-11-12T08:06:46-05:00November 10th, 2021|Categories: Arbor Day, Grants, Tree City USA, Tree Planting|Comments Off on Canton Fall Planting Engages Youth of All Ages, Utilizes Council Grant

The Village of Canton (pop. ~6500, in St. Lawrence County) has been a Tree City USA for nine years. Through the efforts of the Canton Tree Committee, the Village was awarded a $1000 Tree City USA Reward Grant for fall planting in 2021. Funding also came from [...]

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