20 07, 2019

ReLeaf 2019 in Pictures: Part I

By |2019-08-02T09:19:49-04:00July 20th, 2019|Categories: Nonprofits, Organizational News, ReLeaf Conference, Youth|Tags: , |0 Comments

Thank you, NYSDEC staff and Region 3 ReLeaf volunteers, for your hard work putting together a superb ReLeaf Conference. Recent SUNY ESF grads Amandy Cruty (left) and Nafisa Tabassum are working as urban forestry technicians this summer with Syracuse City Arborist Steve Harris. They attended ReLeaf [...]

16 07, 2019

Village of Cassadaga & Lily Dale Assembly’s First Arbor Day Celebration

By |2019-07-16T15:05:50-04:00July 16th, 2019|Categories: Arbor Day, Grants, Organizational News, Youth|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Cassadaga and Lily Dale residents planting a ‘Red Sunset’ red maple (Acer rubrum) at Cassadaga ball fields. Cassadaga and Lily Dale are located about an hour southwest of Buffalo. An Arbor Day grant of $1000 and instruction from Council Board Member Lori Brockelbank helped the [...]

26 02, 2019

Getting to Know Onondaga Earth Corps Director Greg Michel

By |2019-02-26T11:23:32-05:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: Member Profiles, Organizational News, Youth|Tags: , |0 Comments

Greg Michel (at left) went with a team of Onondaga Earth Corps staff and advanced crew members–Nick, Amanda, Taveon, and Tyrell–to the 2018 Partners in Urban Forestry Conference in Irvine, California. Over the years, Onondaga Earth Corps (OEC) and the Council have partnered in various [...]

21 10, 2018

Habitats for Bats: 2019 Fifth Grade Arbor Day Poster Contest

By |2018-10-21T20:10:39-04:00October 21st, 2018|Categories: Arbor Day, Youth|Tags: |0 Comments

The winning 2019 Fifth Grade Arbor Day Poster Contest winner will depict the theme, "Habitats for Bats." Entries are due December 21, 2018. Full contest rules along with lesson plans for teachers can be found here. According to NYSDEC, most bats eat a variety of things including [...]

3 08, 2018

Urban Forestry 2020 Project Findings & Recommendations

By |2018-08-03T11:23:33-04:00August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Research, Urban Forestry in the News, Youth|Tags: |0 Comments

Urban Forestry 2020 has released its findings and “Recommendations for Strategic Actions,” aimed at guiding the professional community within urban forestry toward an impactful, inclusive, and sustainable profession. These recommendations culminate five years of research. […]

1 07, 2018

Pine Hollow Arboretum: Environmental Education in the Capital District

By |2018-07-01T16:45:59-04:00July 1st, 2018|Categories: Innovative Projects and Programs, Member Profiles, Nonprofits, Youth|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Arboreta are a unique component of the urban forest, a place where we can see the breadth of beautiful trees and shrubs suited to our climate. They also make excellent outdoor environmental education labs. For the 7th year, NYSUFC organizational member The Pine Hollow Arboretum in Slingerlands [...]

14 05, 2018

Winning 2018 Fifth Grade NY Arbor Day Poster Contest Artist

By |2018-05-15T09:28:31-04:00May 14th, 2018|Categories: Arbor Day, Awards, Youth|Tags: , |0 Comments

Congratulations to 5th grader Sydney Starkey from Pocantico Hills School in Sleepy Hollow, who won the 5th Grade 2018 NY Arbor Day poster contest! This year’s theme was “Trees for Bees.” She is seen here with her parents, Catherine and David, at the DEC Urban Forestry [...]

8 12, 2017

Behind the Scenes with Arbor Day Poster Contest Winner

By |2017-12-08T16:13:52-05:00December 8th, 2017|Categories: Arbor Day, Essays and Reflections, Youth|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

from left: Sarah Werner, 2017 winner of the statewide 5th grade Arbor Day poster contest; Warwick Mayor Michael Newhard; and Patricia Reinhardt, chair of the Arbor Day Committee and a member of Warwick Valley Gardeners. Photo by Denise Werner Last spring, many students from the [...]

6 12, 2017

Save the Rain’s Fall 2017 Tree Planting in Syracuse

By |2018-01-10T12:09:58-05:00December 6th, 2017|Categories: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Tree Planting, Youth|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Volunteers planting in the Brighton Neighborhood of Syracuse. Photos Courtesy Save the Rain From Clare Evelyn Carney, CCE Onondaga Urban Forestry Educator: The Save the Rain (STR) Tree Planting Program had a wonderful year of planting street trees throughout the City of Syracuse. In 2017, over [...]

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