15 09, 2021

Schenectady Plants 50 Trees with New Collaborative Initiative

By |2021-09-17T13:35:44-04:00September 15th, 2021|Categories: DEC, Environmental Equity, Tree Planting|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

To kick off the 2021 Collaborative Tree Planting Initiative in Schenectady, a Princeton elm (UImus ‘Princeton’) was planted at Martin Luther King Elementary School in honor of Earth Day. Attendees included Schenectady youth and representatives from the City of Schenectady, Schenectady County, Schenectady Job Training Agency, [...]

11 11, 2016

POWER-ful Allies: Utility Arborists Bring Valuable Perspective to the Council Board

By |2016-11-22T19:56:06-05:00November 11th, 2016|Categories: Member Profiles, Organizational News, Utility Arboriculture|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Council is tremendously pleased that three utility arborists have joined the Board: Orange and Rockland Utilities Manager of Vegetation Management Mark Beamish, NYSEG Lead Analyst Vegetation Manager Jeff Bell, and PSEG Long Island Forestry Supervisor Larry Ferrandiz. Council Vice President and National Grid Senior [...]

10 12, 2015

NATIONAL GRID’S “10,000 TREES…AND GROWING” PROGRAM: CAN IT HELP YOUR UPSTATE COMMUNITY FOREST GROW?

By |2021-05-11T21:44:55-04:00December 10th, 2015|Categories: Funding|Tags: , , |0 Comments

(this post was updated May 11, 2021) Who would think that the massive grey clouds that settled over upstate New York in the winter and summer of 1998 could possibly have silver linings? The 10,000 TREES program was developed in 1999 to assist upstate New York communities within the [...]

1 04, 2014

Getting to Know Brian Skinner, our Council VP

By |2016-04-27T10:48:59-04:00April 1st, 2014|Categories: Member Profiles|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Can you tell us about your childhood influences that foreshadowed getting interested in arboriculture and urban forestry, and about your education? Brian: Both my grandfathers were heavy into gardening, and I spent many a day helping them with vegetables, fruit, and flowers. My dad was active in the [...]

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