16 04, 2018

NYC’s 25-Year Plan for its Urban Forests

By |2018-04-16T16:56:39-04:00April 16th, 2018|Categories: Nonprofits, NYC|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Joel Meyerowitz A recent New York Times article by James Barron features an interview with Natural Areas Conservancy Executive Director Sarah Charlop-Powers and Senior Ecologist Helen Forgione about the story behind the new Forest Management Framework for New York City’s urban forest. Prospect Park Alliance President [...]

20 03, 2018

NYC Parks Deployment to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

By |2018-03-20T15:07:05-04:00March 20th, 2018|Categories: Essays and Reflections, Innovative Projects and Programs, NYC|Tags: , , |0 Comments

A Puerto Rican flag painted on the roots of an uprooted tree in Old San Juan. Photos Courtesy NYC Parks In this post, NYC Parks Arborists Jessica Einhorn and Brooke Costanza answer questions about their deployment to San Juan, Puerto Rico from October 29-November 13, [...]

2 02, 2018

Getting to Know the Multitalented James Kaechele

By |2018-02-02T10:46:53-05:00February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Member Profiles, NYC|Tags: , , |1 Comment

James taking tree pics in Melbourne. All photos courtesy James Kaechele New York Tree Trust Development Director James Kaechele joined the Council Board last summer. The Council is lucky to have the contributions of this powerhouse who has achieved so much at 33! Here’s James [...]

30 09, 2017

NYC Parks Director of Forestry-Brooklyn Andrew Ullman on Containing Oak Wilt

By |2017-10-03T17:34:03-04:00September 30th, 2017|Categories: DEC, Diseases and Insects, NYC|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

NYC Parks Director of Forestry for Brooklyn Andrew Ullman shares news of oak wilt containment efforts in that borough. The image at left shows how oak wilt appears on the leaves of white oak (A) and on red oak (B). The leaves fall prematurely, with some green [...]

5 04, 2017

Meet NYC Parks Director of Street Tree Planting Navé Strauss

By |2017-04-05T10:04:04-04:00April 5th, 2017|Categories: Member Profiles, NYC, Tree Planting|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Navé Strauss has been director of street tree planting for NYC Parks since April 2016. Can you tell us about your childhood influences that foreshadowed getting interested in urban forestry? Navé Strauss: I grew up in suburban Long Island with a father who is an [...]

20 01, 2016

Kristy King and NYC Forest Restoration: Dreaming Big for the City’s Natural Areas

By |2017-10-01T22:50:41-04:00January 20th, 2016|Categories: Forest Restoration, Member Profiles, MillionTreesNYC, NYC|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Kristy King on a trip to India. Kristy King is the Director of Forest Restoration for the Natural Resources Group of NYC Parks. Here we get to know Kristy and the work that her department does to bring degraded land back to life in the [...]

24 11, 2015

Arborist Exchange to the Wilds and Streets of NYC

By |2015-11-24T19:31:32-05:00November 24th, 2015|Categories: Essays and Reflections, SMA|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Durable tree tags support public awareness of tree planting efforts and are integral to the system used to track watering by contractors. Photos by Marty Frye  The Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA), with funding from the Urban Forest Foundation, sponsors municipal arborist exchanges. The purpose [...]

22 04, 2015

NYC Senior Forester and MFI Grad Brian Widener

By |2015-04-22T22:21:42-04:00April 22nd, 2015|Categories: Member Profiles, Municipal Forestry Insitute|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Brian Widener at Buttermilk Falls in New Jersey In February, 2015, NYC Senior Forester for Trees and Sidewalks Brian Widener attended the week-long Municipal Forestry Institute (MFI), held at The Oregon Garden in Silverton, Oregon. Here we learn about Brian’s background, his work in NYC, and his [...]

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