17 03, 2022

New NYC Parks Leadership: Susan Donoghue and Iris Rodriguez-Rosa

By |2022-03-17T06:43:53-04:00March 17th, 2022|Categories: NYC|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on New NYC Parks Leadership: Susan Donoghue and Iris Rodriguez-Rosa

Last month, according to an official press release, New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced the appointment of two officials who will carry out his vision for a more equitable parks system where all New Yorkers can enjoy the physical, mental, and emotional benefits that open space [...]

17 07, 2019

Introducing NYC Nature Map!

By |2019-07-17T15:38:50-04:00July 17th, 2019|Categories: NYC|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Introducing NYC Nature Map!

Together with NYC Parks, the Natural Areas Conservancy recently launched a NEW interactive web map featuring New York City’s 20,000+ acres of natural areas.  Take me to the map! > Named NYC Nature Map, this map identifies the locations of these forests and wetlands and provides detailed [...]

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: , , , |Comments Off on NYC’s 25-Year Plan for its Urban Forests

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: , , |Comments Off on NYC Parks Deployment to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

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: , , , |Comments Off on NYC Parks Director of Forestry-Brooklyn Andrew Ullman on Containing Oak Wilt

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: , , |Comments Off on Meet NYC Parks Director of Street Tree Planting Navé Strauss

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 [...]

9 02, 2017

Get to Know Him! Board Member Shawn Spencer

By |2017-02-09T12:08:33-05:00February 9th, 2017|Categories: Member Profiles, NYC|Tags: , |Comments Off on Get to Know Him! Board Member Shawn Spencer

Dad to two boys, Shawn Spencer (right) leads nature hikes with Cub Scouts, teaching them about trees and shrubs, animals, poison ivy ID, and Leave No Trace. Please tell us about childhood influences that may have foreshadowed your career. Shawn Spencer: I was born in [...]

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: , , , , |Comments Off on Kristy King and NYC Forest Restoration: Dreaming Big for the City’s Natural Areas

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: , , , , |Comments Off on Arborist Exchange to the Wilds and Streets of NYC

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 [...]

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