28 02, 2020

Syracuse Releases Urban Forest Master Plan

By |2020-02-28T07:10:16-05:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: Canopy Goals, Urban Forest Master Plans|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

In February, the City of Syracuse Forestry Division released a draft Urban Forest Master Plan (UFMP), which provides a roadmap to a healthy, safe, and expanding tree canopy for the City. The Plan contains definable and measurable 5-year and 20-year goals. One major goal is to plant [...]

12 05, 2019

Thirty-Three Urban Forest Inventories/Mgmt Plans to Inform Your UFMP

By |2019-05-13T13:13:11-04:00May 12th, 2019|Categories: DEC, Grants, Tree Inventory, Tree Planting, Urban Forest Management Plans, Urban Forest Master Plans|1 Comment

The Council now has 33 professional Urban Forest Inventories/Mgmt Plans from around New York State collected for your perusal. Most of the inventories/plans were funded by grants from the Environmental Protection Fund (aka cost-share grants), with applications evaluated by NYSDEC staff. This compendium of Plans could be [...]

12 01, 2017

Town of DeWitt Rolls Out Urban Forest Management Plan

By |2017-01-12T13:41:05-05:00January 12th, 2017|Categories: Urban Forest Master Plans|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Town of DeWitt Naturalist, Sustainability Coordinator, and Certified Arborist Christine Manchester is pleased to share this post about her Town’s new Urban Forest Management Plan. In 2014, the Town of DeWitt received notification from the NYSDEC that our grant application to fund the creation of an urban [...]

29 12, 2016

Round 13 Cost-Share Grants! Application Period,Webinar,Case Studies

By |2016-12-29T15:20:54-05:00December 29th, 2016|Categories: DEC, Funding, Grants, Nonprofits, Tree Inventory, Tree Planting, Urban Forest Master Plans|Tags: , |0 Comments

Baldcypress grove in Buffalo’s Forest Lawn Cemetery. Photo by Michelle Sutton Round 13 of the NYSDEC Urban Forestry Grants Program was announced on December 22, 2016. NYSDEC Commissioner Basil Seggos has announced the availability of $2.3 million for Round 13. Applications are due by March 1, [...]

28 12, 2016

Top Seven Blog Posts of 2016

By |2016-12-28T22:24:43-05:00December 28th, 2016|Categories: Arboriculture, Awards, Bare Root, Citizen Science, Forest Restoration, Innovative Projects and Programs, Member Profiles, Organizational News, Recommended Urban Trees, Research, SMA, Top Blog Posts, Urban Forest Master Plans|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Our Council's blog was viewed more than 19,500 times in 2016! Here are the year's seven most-viewed posts. Blight-resistant chestnut seedlings. Photo by Allen Nichols Over a thousand people read Participate in the Reintroduction of the American Chestnut … by Simply Planting a Few Nuts. "Now [...]

17 10, 2016

From Scottsville to Long Beach: Urban Forest Master Plans, Management Plans, and Reports

By |2016-10-18T13:50:05-04:00October 17th, 2016|Categories: Organizational News, Urban Forest Master Plans|0 Comments

State Urban Forestry Program Coordinator Mary Kramarchyk was impressed by the Scottsville Plan of 2014. She says, "The Scottsville plan was funded by the urban forestry grant from the Environmental Protection Fund. What I like about it is the clear outline of goals and objectives by [...]

3 10, 2016

Syracuse 2016 State of the Urban Forest

By |2016-10-03T20:30:34-04:00October 3rd, 2016|Categories: History, Urban Forest Master Plans|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

What is the state of Syracuse’s urban forest in 2016? Photos Courtesy City of Syracuse Syracuse City Arborist & NYSUFC Secretary Steve Harris City Arborist Steve Harris of the Syracuse Parks Department—who also serves as our Council’s secretary—is pleased to share the release [...]

18 08, 2016

Rochester’s Urban Forest Master Plan

By |2016-08-18T09:43:01-04:00August 18th, 2016|Categories: Urban Forest Master Plans|Tags: , |0 Comments

Calling all Master Plans! Rochester City Forester and NYSUFC Executive Committee Member Brian Liberti shares the following intro from the most recent Rochester Urban Forest Master Plan. You can also see Ithaca’s Urban Forest Master Plan here. We’d like to collect as many UF Master Plans from [...]

1 01, 2016

Top Five Blog Posts of 2015

By |2016-04-26T15:37:18-04:00January 1st, 2016|Categories: Arboriculture, Essays and Reflections, Innovative Projects and Programs, Member Profiles, Organizational News, ReLeaf Conference, Research, Top Blog Posts, Urban Forest Master Plans|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Our Council blog was viewed more than 14,000 times in 2015! Here are the top five posts: Sumana Serchan: Get to Know Her! Sumana Serchan is an urban forester with NYC Parks and Recreation. Sumana has a master’s degree in Environmental Management from the Yale School of [...]

23 06, 2015

Ithaca’s Urban Forest Master Plan: A Template for Other Munis

By |2016-04-26T15:57:42-04:00June 23rd, 2015|Categories: Innovative Projects and Programs, Urban Forest Master Plans, Urban Horticulture Institute|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Looking for a template as you craft or revise your community’s urban forest master plan (UFMP)? Ithaca once again leads the way. The newly revised document includes a master plan, tree inventory data, and arboricultural guidelines. To borrow from the Pittsburgh UFMP, “An Urban Forest Master Plan [...]

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