21 07, 2019

ReLeaf 2019 in Pictures, Part III

By |2019-07-21T18:19:08-04:00July 21st, 2019|Categories: Climate Change, Innovative Projects and Programs, ReLeaf Conference, ReLeaf Workshops, Tree Inventory|Tags: , |0 Comments

Saturday’s keynote speaker, Andrew Revkin (pictured here with his partner, Lisa) brought an international perspective and images in his talk, “Forest Lessons in a Changing Climate.” Revkin is a celebrated environmentalist and musician who, fortunately for us, lives in the Hudson Valley.  Davey Resource [...]

2 06, 2019

How Village of Massena Used its EPF Grant Dollars

By |2019-06-02T17:40:11-04:00June 2nd, 2019|Categories: DEC, Grants, Tree Inventory, Urban Forest Management Plans|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Veterans Memorial Park in Massena The Village of Massena (pop. ~10,500) is located in Saint Lawrence County, just south of the Saint Lawrence River. Massena Utility CEO Andy McMahon coordinated the Village of Massena’s effort to secure an EPF grant to fund a tree inventory and tree [...]

15 05, 2019

How Kingston Used its EPF Grant Dollars–and Advice from the Grant Writers

By |2019-05-15T12:20:27-04:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: DEC, Grants, Tree Inventory, Urban Forest Management Plans|Tags: , , |0 Comments

This Q&A is with Kingston Assistant Planner Kyla DeDea, one of the grant writers for Kingston’s successful EPF Round 13 grant application. What was the work Kingston needed grant money for? Kyla DeDea: The City of Kingston applied to hire a professional tree service to conduct a [...]

14 05, 2019

Prospect Park’s EPF Grant Yields Superb Tree Management Plan

By |2019-05-14T20:34:34-04:00May 14th, 2019|Categories: DEC, Grants, NYC, Tree Inventory, Urban Forest Management Plans|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Image by Elizabeth Jeegin Colley for the Prospect Park Alliance Round 15 of the Environmental Protection Fund grants for urban forestry related activities will open later in 2019. Here on the blog, we continue to showcase work that emerged from successful grants and give advice [...]

12 05, 2019

Thirty-Three Urban Forest Inventories/Mgmt Plans to Inform Your UFMP

By |2019-05-13T13:13:11-04:00May 12th, 2019|Categories: DEC, Grants, Tree Inventory, Tree Planting, Urban Forest Management Plans, Urban Forest Master Plans|1 Comment

The Council now has 33 professional Urban Forest Inventories/Mgmt Plans from around New York State collected for your perusal. Most of the inventories/plans were funded by grants from the Environmental Protection Fund (aka cost-share grants), with applications evaluated by NYSDEC staff. This compendium of Plans could be [...]

4 12, 2017

Memorial Park as Urban Arboretum: White Haven in Pittsford

By |2017-12-08T23:51:59-05:00December 4th, 2017|Categories: Nonprofits, Tree Inventory|Tags: , |0 Comments

The oldest and largest tree at White Haven, a majestic red oak (Quercus rubra). The tree collections of cemeteries and memorial parks make a significant contribution to urban forests. Recently we learned more about the Certified Level 2 urban arboretum that is Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn as [...]

28 11, 2017

Drones in the Urban Forest, Part 2: The Potential

By |2017-11-28T11:50:38-05:00November 28th, 2017|Categories: Technology, Tree Inventory|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Drone making visual tree inspection. Photo by Dan Staley In Remote Sensing and Assessment of Urban Forests with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles from the Jan/Feb 2017 issue of City Trees, author and UAVs (drones) expert Dan Staley defines terms and lays out the potential uses of this rapidly evolving [...]

29 10, 2017

Governor Cuomo Announces $2.3 Million in Urban Forestry Grants

By |2017-12-09T00:22:15-05:00October 29th, 2017|Categories: Arboriculture, DEC, Grants, Organizational News, Tree Inventory, Tree Planting|0 Comments

Funding Will Help Support Tree Planting and Other Urban Forestry Projects Statewide  Read on to find out about the awardees and their projects   Scarlet oak (Quercus coccinea). Photo by Rick Harper Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced grant awards totaling $2.3 million for urban forestry [...]

16 06, 2017

Batavia Unveils New Tree Management Plan

By |2017-06-16T16:38:10-04:00June 16th, 2017|Categories: Grants, Tree Inventory, Urban Forest Management Plans|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

With the assistance of consultant Jerry Bond from Urban Forest Analytics LLC, the City of Batavia recently completed their first comprehensive Tree Management Plan. It was funded through Round 12 of the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) Cost-Share Grant program, administered by NYSDEC. City of Batavia Director of [...]

6 04, 2017

The Red Hook Way: Town & Village Urban Forest Management Plans

By |2017-04-06T18:22:34-04:00April 6th, 2017|Categories: DEC, Grants, Tree Inventory, Urban Forest Management Plans, Volunteers|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Village Green and the Red Hook Town Tree Commission are pleased to share these urban forest management plans. Longtime Red Hook environmental advocate Brenda Cagle shares some background with us.  The Town of Red Hook Forestry Management Plan is an example of a volunteer-created plan for a small [...]

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