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 [...]
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.
Sponsorship Details and Fillable Form From Council President Steve Harris: We are writing to invite you to support and participate in the 2022 NYS ReLeaf Conference – back in person! This annual event is attended by community decision makers, professional arborists, volunteers, educators and environmental professionals -- [...]
April 26, 2022 marks the 200th anniversary of Frederick Law Olmsted's birth. Photo in Public Domain Story by Michelle Sutton Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903)—and the firm that his sons and associates continued long after his retirement—designed more than 6000 landscapes across North America. For many [...]
See the full job description here (click on Instructor of Horticulture) Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC) is seeking applications for a full-time (10 month), tenure-track Instructor of Horticulture in the Environmental Conservation and Horticulture Department at its main campus in Canandaigua, New York. The Horticulture program at [...]
Thank you to the marvelous Danielle Watson of the Society of American Foresters for this update and to American Forests for providing always-helpful resources. The budget reconciliation and bipartisan infrastructure bills have been drafted and are expected to see important action in Congress this month, likely before October 31. These [...]
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We hope you'll check out our 2020 Annual Report on the theme of "Adapting, Connecting, and Reckoning." Designed by Sarah Gugercin and edited by Michelle Sutton, with help from Liana Gooding, Karen Emmerich, Gloria VanDuyne, and Alicia Ragusa.
Applications due April 15, 2021 Job Description: The New York State Urban Forestry Council (NYSUFC) is a 501(c)3 organized formally in 1999 to advise and assist the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) in executing its urban and community forestry program. The mission of the NYSUFC is [...]