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: , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

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: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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: , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

6 12, 2021

Town of Ulysses Tree & Shrub Planting in 2020 and 2021 with Council Grant Assistance

By |2021-12-06T19:34:38-05:00December 6th, 2021|Categories: Arbor Day, Bare Root, Grants, Tree Planting|0 Comments

Ulysses “Sylvan Day” fall tree planting of swamp white oak (Quercus bicolor). (The Ulysses Tree Advisory Council refers to an autumn tree planting holiday as “Sylvan Day.”) Left to right are Pamela Markham of the Ulysses Tree Advisory Council and volunteers Alina and her mom Wendy.  [...]

12 11, 2021

Arbor Day Foundation Grant Opportunities

By |2021-11-12T10:05:58-05:00November 12th, 2021|Categories: Arbor Day Foundation, Funding, Grants, Tree Planting|0 Comments

Photo by Kathy King, Hofstra University NYS municipalities and NGOs have been receiving funding from the Arbor Day Foundation! ADF Project Development Manager for NYS Ashley Thiemann (Work: 402-473-9645; Cell: 402-875-2675; email thiemanna@arborday.org) is happy to answer your questions about the opportunities below. Ashley says: We [...]

9 11, 2021

Colonie Tree Planting Celebration with Help of Council Grant

By |2021-11-10T12:08:37-05:00November 9th, 2021|Categories: Arbor Day, Grants, Tree City USA, Tree Planting|Tags: |0 Comments

With the help of a Council Tree City USA Reward Grant, Town of Colonie (Albany County) Conservation Advisory Council volunteers planted two sugar maples (Acer rubrum), one Japanese tree lilac (Syringa reticulata), and two river birches (Betula nigra). NYSUFC Grants Committee member Mary Beck (far right, above) [...]

15 09, 2021

Schenectady Plants 50 Trees with New Collaborative Initiative

By |2021-09-17T13:35:44-04:00September 15th, 2021|Categories: DEC, Environmental Equity, Tree Planting|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

To kick off the 2021 Collaborative Tree Planting Initiative in Schenectady, a Princeton elm (UImus ‘Princeton’) was planted at Martin Luther King Elementary School in honor of Earth Day. Attendees included Schenectady youth and representatives from the City of Schenectady, Schenectady County, Schenectady Job Training Agency, [...]

24 08, 2021

St. Johnsville Arbor Day Planting (with Musical Accompaniment)

By |2021-08-24T13:36:52-04:00August 24th, 2021|Categories: Arbor Day, Grants, Tree Planting|Tags: , |0 Comments

Arbor Day participants surround a newly planted mountain ash tree (Sorbus aucuparia 'Cardinal Royal') in the 1921 Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Memorial Park in St. Johnsville, New York. Among the group are NYS Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara and Jessica Singleton, Constituent Services liaison to NYS Senator Michelle Hinchey [...]

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