Volunteers

4 10, 2022

ReLeafers Meet in Newburgh for Pruning Workshop & Green Infrastructure Tour

By |2022-10-04T13:35:50-04:00October 4th, 2022|Categories: Arboriculture, NY ReLeaf, ReLeaf Workshops, Volunteers|Tags: , |0 Comments

Pound Ridge Conservation Board Chair Ellen Grogan practices structural pruning on a young tree with instruction from DEC Region 3 Senior Forester George Profous at a NY ReLeaf workshop and tour in Newburgh. Photo by Gloria Van Duyne On Friday, September 30, 2022, NY ReLeaf [...]

22 06, 2022

Rahma Food Forest: Permaculture in Practice on Syracuse’s South Side

By |2022-07-29T17:36:23-04:00June 22nd, 2022|Categories: Environmental Justice, Innovative Projects and Programs, Nonprofits, Urban Forest Ecology, Volunteers|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Along with all community members, medical providers and staff from Rahma Free Health Clinic in Syracuse can enjoy picking fresh fruit like apples, Asian pears, medlar, paw paw fruit, and more. With Frank Cetera, written by Michelle Sutton Photos Courtesy The Alchemical Nursery The Rahma [...]

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! [...]

23 03, 2022

Recognizing NYS Tree City Communities, Tree Line USA Utilities, and Tree Campus Higher Education Awardees

By |2022-03-23T11:28:24-04:00March 23rd, 2022|Categories: Arbor Day Foundation, Awards, NYSDEC, Tree Campus Higher Education, Tree City USA, Tree Line USA, Volunteers|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

NYSDEC Urban and Community Forestry Program Coordinator Gloria VanDuyne highlighted some of the 168 Tree City USA communities in New York State, along with 23 Tree Campus Higher Education designees, and 5 Tree Line USA utilities in DEC's March 17th online celebration. Seventeen NYS communities also received [...]

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 [...]

25 08, 2021

Saranac Lake’s Dynamic Village Improvement Society Tends Olmsted Parks

By |2021-08-25T15:35:50-04:00August 25th, 2021|Categories: Nonprofits, Volunteers|Tags: |0 Comments

Map of the Parks that are owned and maintained by the Village Improvement Society of Saranac Lake since 1910. The parks system was designed by the Olmsted Brothers. The Village of Saranac Lake straddles Essex and Franklin Counties in the Adirondack Mountains. The Saranac Lake [...]

27 10, 2020

Volunteers Restore Manorhaven Preserve on Long Island with Native Plants

By |2021-02-27T23:05:59-05:00October 27th, 2020|Categories: Forest Restoration, Tree Planting, Uncategorized, Volunteers|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

16 10, 2020

View Two “Creating Connections: Volunteers and Professionals” Webinars

By |2021-02-27T23:05:59-05:00October 16th, 2020|Categories: NYC, Volunteers, Webinars & Online Workshops|Tags: |0 Comments

The recent NYC ReLeaf two-part webinar series on Creating Connections: Volunteers and Professionals can still be viewed. Council Cofounder and Environmental Educator Nancy Wolf gave high marks to the series, noting, "I thought Maritza and Suzannah's presentation [on Environmental Education in a Natural Setting] was simply the [...]

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