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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Vallejo, California artist Gary Stutler (garystutler.com) used charcoal and acrylic to depict this giant sequoia in his neighborhood. He says, “I have often admired many of Vallejo’s trees but had never before drawn such a singularly tree-honoring image. This was a strikingly suitable task because the [...]
Interpretive signage for the native trees volunteers planted in the new Native Plant Garden in the Manorhaven Nature Preserve. “Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.” Kahil Gebran Nassau County’s location on Long Island and Port Washington’s location in Nassau County. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Rcsprinter123 [...]
Council Board Member Lori Brockelbank sent news from Western NY: Jamestown Community College celebrates 11 years as a Tree Campus USA! Present at the Jamestown Community College planting of a Highland Park Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum 'Hipzam') in honor of 11 years of Tree [...]
This month NYSDEC Urban & Community Forestry Partnerships Coordinator Christina McLaughlin is filming UCF Program Technical Coordinator Dan Gaidasz for several Tree Check Month videos through FB Live. But you can watch them anytime! This video about Undoing the Damage Caused by Mulch Volcanos is available on [...]
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