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

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 Food Forest on [...]

First-Ever Arbor Day Celebrations in Bombay, Oyster Bay, Penn Yan, and South Glens Falls

On May 2, 2022 the Town of Bombay (Franklin County; pop. ~ 1357) held its first-ever Arbor Day planting and celebration with 35 folks in attendance. The community planted red maples (Acer rubrum) and Japanese tree lilacs (Syringa reticulata 'Ivory Silk') and gave away tree seedlings, purchased from the Arbor [...]

Town of Penfield’s First Arbor Day a Roaring Success

 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! Town of Penfield [...]

Tree City USA Grants for Fall Planting: Apply by July 15th 2022

Kathy King 2022 Tree City USA Reward Grant Application The NYS Urban Forestry Council is pleased to announce available funding for communities to plant large specimen trees or a grove of trees in a prominent location within the community. Communities in New York State that have been a [...]

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Our 2021 Annual Report is Live!

See Report as PDF See Report as Flip-mag on Issuu Our 2021 Annual Report features Council accomplishments as well as featurettes about Equity, Justice, and Inclusion Consultant Christina B. Smith, DEC UCF Program Environmental Education Assistant Matthew Viglucci, Tree Watertown, and ReTree Schenectady. The Report was designed by Sarah Gugercin [...]

By |May 31st, 2022|Categories: Annual Report|Tags: |0 Comments
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