Thirteen NY Communities Awarded 2018 Arbor Day Grants

From Brian Skinner, Council Treasurer and Arbor Day Grant Program Chair The NYS Urban Forestry Council Arbor Day Grant Program Committee, in conjunction with the NYSDEC, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 grants. There was significant competition this year, with 26 applications from across New York State submitted and 13 communities eventually selected to … Read more…

Green-Wood Cemetery’s First EPF Grants in Action

NYSDEC Urban and Community Forestry Grant Information Sessions in preparation for Round 14 of Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) grants are coming up in April at four locations around the State. Funding for the urban forestry grants from a total available $2.3 million will be awarded for projects by successful applicants in large and small communities … Read more…

Governor Cuomo Announces $2.3 Million in Urban Forestry Grants

Funding Will Help Support Tree Planting and Other Urban Forestry Projects Statewide  Read on to find out about the awardees and their projects   Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced grant awards totaling $2.3 million for urban forestry projects in communities across New York. The Urban Forestry grants are funded through the state Environmental Protection Fund … Read more…

NYSUFC Partners with NYSDEC to Award 2017 Arbor Day Project Grants

For the third consecutive year, the New York State Urban Forestry Council has partnered with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation as the administrative and award mechanism for community Arbor Day grants (once known as “Quick Start” grants), providing a total of $10,000 in grant monies to conduct an Arbor Day tree planting program and … Read more…

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

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, 2017. These are the four categories: · Tree inventory · Tree management plan · Tree planting · Tree maintenance Awards range … Read more…

NYSUFC Partners with NYSDEC to Award Arbor Day Project Grants

Communities that are just getting their urban forestry programs up and running, take note of this grant opportunity! In future posts, we’ll highlight some of the 2016 celebrations from grant-recipient communities. Stay tuned to the TAKING ROOT monthly e-news to find out when the next round of Arbor Day grant applications opens for 2017 tree plantings/celebrations.  … Read more…

ReTree Schenectady: Cost-Share Grants Story & Advice

ReTree Schenectady (ReTree) is a non-profit organization formed in 1991 that is dedicated to the planting, care, and conservation of current and future generations of trees in the City of Schenectady. Their goals are achieved by fostering community involvement through education and collaboration with local organizations and businesses. ReTree has applied for and received many … Read more…

NYS DEC Cost-Share Grants: The Trees New York Example

The NYC-based environmental and urban forestry nonprofit organization, Trees New York, has trained Citizen Pruners since 1976. In light of so many years of success—including mentoring new Citizen Pruner groups upstate—they created the Advanced Citizen Pruner Program in 2012. You can see a video about the Trees New York Citizen Pruner program here. Trees New … Read more…

NYS DEC Cost Share Grants & The Fayetteville Example

About the NYS DEC Cost Share Grant Program NYS DEC is committed to providing support and assistance to communities in comprehensive planning, management, and education to create healthy urban and community forests and to enhance the quality of life for urban residents through its Cost Share Grant program. The availability of the next round of … Read more…

Urban Forestry & COVID Forums

Urban Forestry and Covid in 2020 Forum from Chicago Region Trees Initiative August 17, 1-3 p.m. Learn how other community forestry programs are being affected by and overcoming challenges of Covid-19. You’ll hear about resources and opportunites to make the best of a tough year, inlcuding information of advocacy, grants, and creative solutions. ISA CEUs … Read more…