Musclewood (Carpinus caroliniana) is 2022 SMA Urban Tree of the Year

A single-stem musclewood (Carpinus caroliniana) used as a street tree. Story and Photos by Michelle Sutton   Each fall, members of the Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA) select the next year’s SMA Urban Tree of the Year. For 2022, musclewood (Carpinus carolinana) lifted its weight to the top. This [...]

Town of Ulysses Tree & Shrub Planting in 2020 and 2021 with Council Grant Assistance

Ulysses “Sylvan Day” fall tree planting of swamp white oak (Quercus bicolor). (The Ulysses Tree Advisory Council refers to an autumn tree planting holiday as “Sylvan Day.”) Left to right are Pamela Markham of the Ulysses Tree Advisory Council and volunteers Alina and her mom Wendy.  Thank you [...]

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Tree Jays David Moore & Blake Shepard Convert Electrical Conductivity of Plants into an Immersive Sound and Light Experience

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7RYJIDRzmU Above: Moore and Shepard’s installation, Palm Reflections, at the October 14-16, 2021 Autumn Lights Festival at The Gardens at Lake Merritt in Oakland, California enchanted about 3000 visitors nightly and received the Mayor’s Choice Award. Video by David Moore When NYSUFC Past President David Moore moved west with his [...]

Kathy Lawrence on Her Municipal Forestry Institute Experience

Kathy Lawrence Kathy Lawrence is the dynamic Board Chair for the Greater Newburgh Parks Conservancy. She received some financial assistance from the Council toward attending MFI. She shares this reflection from the training.    With advice and support from some amazing folks at the New York State Urban [...]

Attn NYS Municipalities: Urban Forest Management Survey on its Way

A survey is on its way to the email inboxes of NYS municipalities which will inform the urban forestry support programs for communities going forward. Former longtime NYSUFC Board Member and now Forest Resources & Arboriculture PhD Student Rebecca Hargrave is heading this up in conjunction with the NYSUFC and [...]

NYSUFC Quick Start Grants of up to $1000 are available for Spring 2022 tree planting events for communities that want to work toward becoming a Tree City USA. Deadline to apply is Feb 10, 2022. 🌳

Watch the 2021 Virtual NY ReLeaf Conference presentations on our Council YouTube channel. Topics include Structural Pruning of Young Trees and Conservation of Birds and Bats in the Urban Forest. 🌳

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