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! [...]

4 05, 2022

Underutilized Trees for Urban Use: Shingle Oak (Quercus imbricaria)

By |2022-05-04T15:44:56-04:00May 4th, 2022|Categories: Bare Root, Nina Bassuk, Tree Planting, Trees for Parks, UHI, Underutilized Urban Trees|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Underutilized Trees for Urban Use: Shingle Oak (Quercus imbricaria)

The striking pyramidal habit of a young shingle oak (Quercus imbricaria). All photos by Michelle Sutton In Watertown, New York, Urban Forestry Program Manager Mike DeMarco is a fan of shingle oak (Quercus imbricaria), which the city plants bare root, at small caliper (1.25 or [...]

27 04, 2022

2022 TD Tree Days Grants Applications Open

By |2022-04-27T15:30:48-04:00April 27th, 2022|Categories: Environmental Justice, Grants, Tree Planting|Tags: , |Comments Off on 2022 TD Tree Days Grants Applications Open

Applications due Wednesday June 1, 2022. TD Bank is now accepting applications for 2022 TD Tree Days projects. TD Tree Days is TD’s flagship tree-planting program. Projects will receive a minimum of $5,000 (maximum is $12,000). To participate, projects must meet the following criteria: Take place in [...]

16 04, 2022

Fall Planting, Bare Root & Container Considerations, and a More Nuanced Look at “Fall Hazards”

By |2022-04-21T10:28:17-04:00April 16th, 2022|Categories: Arboriculture, Bare Root, Technology, Tree Planting, UHI|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Fall Planting, Bare Root & Container Considerations, and a More Nuanced Look at “Fall Hazards”

Bare root harvested trees retain a much higher percentage of fine roots (right) than balled-and-burlapped trees (left, with soil removed), but not all street tree species survive bare root transplanting well. Dr. Nina Bassuk and her team looked not just at how many roots a harvested [...]

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 [...]

6 01, 2022

Town of Dewitt Plants Swamp White Oak on Reclaimed Site with Help of Council Grant

By |2022-01-06T11:01:12-05:00January 6th, 2022|Categories: Arbor Day, Funding, Grants, Tree Planting|Comments Off on Town of Dewitt Plants Swamp White Oak on Reclaimed Site with Help of Council Grant

Dewitt celebrated 11 years as a Tree City USA in October, 2021, and for the event chose a 3 inch caliper swamp white oak (Quercus bicolor) as the first planting on this reclaimed site. This site used to be a gas station! Longtime Tree City [...]

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 [...]

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