ReLeafers in Watertown Pictorial; City Trees now free; James Kaechele on Staghorn Sumac for Urban Use; more. Read this month's TAKING ROOT news here and subscribe here.
Fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus) in the Lowville Forestry Demonstration Area Arboretum. Council Board Member and Longtime Region 6 Senior Forester Glen Roberts retired earlier this year after 31 years with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Roberts had the good fortune to work [...]
Council Vice President James Kaechele has been walking past this pollinator garden along the Queensboro Bridge for four years. It's a garden in which staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina) is functioning as a beautiful mid-sized tree, providing stature and shading other plants. Photos by James Kaechele [...]
Dear Leader Schumer and Speaker Pelosi: The undersigned organizations, many of which are members of the Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition, are writing to strongly support the important urban and community forest provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. From combating climate change and creating more equitable [...]
Welcome to Part Two of Council Cofounder Nancy Wolf's meticulously researched and lively How it Happened: New York ReLeaf A Brief History of Urban Forestry in the United States and the Creation of the New York State Program Part 2 of 2 Answering questions such as: When did [...]
The New York State Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) produces a terrific newsletter, The Bur. Here's the Spring 2022 Edition. It includes information about SUNY-ESF's latest research breakthrough, the ‘DarWin’ new line of transgenic blight-tolerant American chestnut trees. 'DarWin' is the first new line since [...]
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 [...]
See Report as PDF See Report as Flip-mag on Issuu Our 2021 Annual Report features Council accomplishments as well as featurettes about Equity, Justice, and Inclusion Consultant Christina B. Smith, DEC UCF Program Environmental Education Assistant Matthew Viglucci, Tree Watertown, and ReTree Schenectady. The Report was designed [...]
Registration for the 2022 ReLeaf Conference in Watertown is open! Here's a peek at the packed conference program. Along with talks and workshops and social events, at ReLeaf this year you can choose a tour of Thompson Park, the Watertown Downtown Arboretum, or Jefferson Community College. You [...]
Tree Planting Guidance; ReLeaf Conference; Grants; Free Webinars on Public Trees, Public Health and Storytelling for Grants; More Read this month's TAKING ROOT news here and subscribe here.