Georgia Silvera Seamans

2 05, 2023

Urban Forestry/Birds Podcasts Featured in May/June City Trees

By |2023-05-02T10:19:40-04:00May 2nd, 2023|Categories: City Trees Magazine, Essays and Reflections, History, Innovative Projects and Programs, Natural Areas in the Urban Forest, Nonprofits, NYC, Society of Municipal Arborists, Urban Forest Ecology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Urban Forestry/Birds Podcasts Featured in May/June City Trees

All Ears: Four Noteworthy Podcasts from SMA Members and Friends This feature is an in-depth look at the Your Bird Story, This Old Tree, Plant a Trillion Trees, and The Municipal Arborist podcasts in the May/June City Trees, the magazine produced by the Society of Municipal Arborists [...]

26 04, 2023

Writing for the Trees: Drawing an Iconic New York City Tree

By |2023-04-27T00:00:15-04:00April 26th, 2023|Categories: Essays and Reflections, Innovative Projects and Programs, NYC, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Writing for the Trees: Drawing an Iconic New York City Tree

Writing for the Trees: Drawing an Iconic New York City Tree In this installment of a somewhat regular feature, NYSUFC Board Member, author and blogger Jean Zimmerman shares her experience at a Tree Wonder gathering in Washington Square Park. All photos by Jean Zimmerman Would you like [...]

21 03, 2023

Recommended Reading: An African American Tree Activist Lived in Brooklyn

By |2023-03-21T19:48:35-04:00March 21st, 2023|Categories: History, NYC|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Recommended Reading: An African American Tree Activist Lived in Brooklyn

Hattie Carthan in 1978; photo from the New York Public Library. An African American Tree Activist Lived in Brooklyn Washington Square Park Eco Projects Director Georgia Silvera Seamans posted this story on the Brooklyn Botanic Garden blog about Hattie Carthan (1900-1984). Silvera Seamans writes, "[Carthan] [...]

14 09, 2022

Tulip Tree & Tupelo Groves: Recommended Reading

By |2022-09-14T18:21:43-04:00September 14th, 2022|Categories: Essays and Reflections, NYC, Society of Municipal Arborists, Urban Forest Ecology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

In the September/October 2022 issue of City Trees, the magazine produced by the Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA), Washington Square Park Eco Projects Director Georgia Silvera Seamans published a superb story, "Tulip Tree among the Oaks: Notes on My Favorite Forest Tree." And in the May/June 2022 [...]

25 10, 2021

Georgia Silvera Seamans on Ginkgo: Notches, Edible Seeds, Synchronous Leaf Drop and More

By |2021-10-25T12:50:40-04:00October 25th, 2021|Categories: NYC|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Ginkgo in Manhattan's Washington Square Park exhibiting synchronous leaf drop. Story and photos by Georgia Silvera Seamans, Washington Square Park Eco Projects Director With diameters at breast height (DBH) ranging from 15 to 25 inches (38 to 64 cm), and given that the DBH-to-age conversion [...]

22 09, 2021

The Storied English Elm of Washington Square Park, with Georgia Silvera Seamans

By |2021-09-22T11:01:13-04:00September 22nd, 2021|Categories: Essays and Reflections, History, Nonprofits, NYC, Recommended Urban Trees, Trees for Parks|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The beloved shade-giving Washington Square Park English elm tree (Ulmus procera), which provides cavities and foraging for birds, squirrels, and raccoons, among other wildlife. All photos by Georgia Silvera Seamans This is the first in a series by Washington Square Park Eco Projects Director Georgia [...]

21 11, 2020

Urban Forest Researcher Georgia Silvera Seamans on The Risks and Rewards of Being Black in Nature

By |2021-02-27T23:05:58-05:00November 21st, 2020|Categories: Essays and Reflections|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

Georgia Silvera Seamans birding in her favorite local patch, Washington Square Park. Photo Courtesy of the Author Recommended Reading Georgia Silvera Seamans Essay on Medium: "The Risks and Rewards of Being Black in Nature" Georgia Silvera Seamans is the co-founding director of Washington Square Park Eco [...]

31 08, 2020

Washington Square Park Eco Projects & Co-founder Georgia Silvera Seamans

By |2021-02-27T23:06:32-05:00August 31st, 2020|Categories: Arboriculture, Citizen Science, Grants, Innovative Projects and Programs, Nonprofits, NYC, Urban Forest Ecology, Youth|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Georgia Silvera Seamans (center) with the interactive Washington Square Park Eco Projects Mobile Exhibit. Photo Courtesy Street Lab Georgia Silvera Seamans is the co-founding director of Washington Square Park Eco Projects in New York City. She is an urban forester, independent researcher, and writer. Georgia has [...]

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