Planning for the 2024 Tour des Trees

The 2024 Tour des Trees will take place from Sunday, September 22 through Saturday, September 28 starting in Stamford, Connecticut, towards and around Martha’s Vineyard, and ending in Providence, Rhode Island.  An annual long-distance cycling adventure, the Tour des Trees serves as the primary public outreach and community engagement [...]

By |May 6th, 2024|Categories: Advocacy, Innovative Projects and Programs|Comments Off on Planning for the 2024 Tour des Trees

2024 Arbor Day Posters Now Available

Courtney Bradt of Amsterdam, NY captured the winning photograph for the DEC’s 2024 NYS Arbor Day poster! DEC Urban and Community Forestry received more than one hundred submissions for this year’s contest, making the selection process pleasantly challenging for the Arbor Day Poster Committee. Posters, as well as bookmarks [...]

By |April 25th, 2024|Categories: NYSDEC|Comments Off on 2024 Arbor Day Posters Now Available

Embrace the Mud

When you can’t do the rock walk or find logs to use as stepping stones to navigate through muddy areas, the next best option is to embrace the mud! With spring seeming to come earlier this year, so is mud season. Trying to avoid a mud puddle by going around [...]

By |April 24th, 2024|Categories: Forest Restoration, Innovative Projects and Programs|Comments Off on Embrace the Mud

Trees, Please!

Cornus kousa 'Satomi' Planted With Diameter Size of a Pencil in 1999/Photo Christine Banigan   “For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.” — Martin Luther [...]

By |April 23rd, 2024|Categories: Trees Please|Comments Off on Trees, Please!

Upcoming ReLeaf Workshops

ReLeaf Workshop: EHAT and First Aid/CPR (In-person Training) Electrical hazard awareness training will be held again this year May 1 and 2, 2024 at the Italian American Community Center of Rochester. If you attended in previous years, you  will receive a link to register when registration opens. New this year [...]

By |April 22nd, 2024|Categories: ReLeaf Workshops|Comments Off on Upcoming ReLeaf Workshops

Onondaga County Has Two New Tree Cities!

Contributing Writer: Leanna Nugent, Community Forestry & Natural Resources Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County The Town of Geddes and the Village of Camillus were each designated as a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. The Arbor Day Foundation annually awards the status of [...]

By |April 16th, 2024|Categories: Arbor Day Foundation, Tree City USA|Comments Off on Onondaga County Has Two New Tree Cities!
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