Tree Planting

14 07, 2022

The Nina Bassuk Retirement Interview

By |2022-07-21T11:25:13-04:00July 14th, 2022|Categories: Arboriculture, Innovative Projects and Programs, Member Profiles, Organizational News, Research, Tree Planting, Underutilized Urban Trees, Urban Horticulture Institute|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

by Michelle Sutton The Council’s beloved Dr. Nina Bassuk (who prefers to go by “Nina”) will formally retire from Cornell at the end of this August (2022). When the world’s foremost authority on street trees and urban forestry retires after 42 years, there’s significant anxiety among those [...]

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, Tree City USA, Tree Planting, Volunteers, Youth|Tags: , |0 Comments

 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, Tree Planting, Trees for Parks, Underutilized Urban Trees|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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: , |0 Comments

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

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: |0 Comments

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, Innovative Projects and Programs, Member Profiles, Organizational News, Recommended Urban Trees, Tree City USA, Tree Inventory, Tree Planting, Underutilized Urban Trees, Urban Forest Management Plans, Volunteers|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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: , , , , |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 [...]

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