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Council member Simon Gruber is an environmental planner based in Orange County, NY who is looking for suggestions about or examples of programs in NY State or nearby that are focused on tree planting, management, maintenance or other steps to save energy. Gruber’s been studying published research and other materials to learn more about how trees can reduce energy use in homes and other buildings and where these ideas are being applied. He’s particularly interested in…

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Buffalo’s New Cherry Blossom Festival Posted

Buffalo’s New Cherry Blossom Festival Posted on January 6, 2015 by TAKING ROOT Kwanzan cherry blossom Kwanzan cherry blossoms BUFFALO’S NEW CHERRY

BLO SSOM FESTIVAL Last May (2014), in collaboration with the Buffalo History Museum and the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, volunteers organized the First Annual Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival, a celebration of cherry…

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Resources

Benefits of Trees

 
  US Forest Service - “Trees Pay Us Back: Tools for Communicating the Benefits of Trees”
      •   Reports and other documents developed with iTree data and used to promote the urban forest
Broad Range of Urban Forestry Information
 
  Trees Are Good - An educational website of the International Society of Arboriculture
  TreeLink
  Arbor Day Foundation
  Urban Natural Resources Institute
  University of Washington - Center for Urban Horticulture
Contacts
 
  NYS Urban and Community Forestry Council
  NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
  NYS DEC - List of Regional Forestry Offices
  New York ReLeaf
  Cornell Cooperative Extension - Find your County Office
  Cornell Cooperative Extension - Cornell Cooperative Extension
      •   Lower Hudson Valley (offers many green industry workshops with continuing education credits)

Federal / Government Agencies

 
  NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
      •   The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  USDA Forest Service
      •   USDA Forest Service national headquarters website.
Government
 
  NYS Department of Environmental Conservation - Urban Forestry Program
  US Forest Service - Urban Forestry Site
  US Forest Service - Urban Forestry Resources
  US Forest Service - Northeast Center for Urban and Community Forestry
  US Forest Service - Northeast Research Station
  US Forest Service - Pacific Southwest Research Station, Center for Urban Forest Research
  US Forest Service - NORTHEASTERN AREA
Invasive Insects and Pests
 
  USFS Animal Plant Health Inspection Service - main page
  Emerald Ash Borer – A cooperative emerald ash borer website developed by the federal government, state agencies and universities
  Cornell Entomology – pest updates
  Invasive Plant Council of New York State
  NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets – Forest Health Invaders
Inventories
 
  i-TREE - free suite for assessing and managing community forests
Management Plans
 
  Northeast Center for Urban & Community Forestry – management plan guide
Ordinances
 
  TreeORD - Tree ordinance software from Tree Trust
  Tree Ordinance Development Guidebook - Georgia Forestry Commission
Professional Organizations
 
  International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)
  New York State Arborists
  Tree Care Industry Association
  Society of Municipal Arborists
  North American Association for Environmental Education
  American Society of Consulting Arborists
  Society of American Foresters
  New York State Nursery and Landscape Association
Programs
 
  Urban and Community Forestry Program
      •   Urban and community forestry is the management of trees and forests within populated areas from small villages to large cities.
Tree Risk Assessment
 
  US Forest Service – Urban Tree Risk Management
Sponsors
 
  Tree City USA
      •   The official site of the National Arbor Day Foundation provides information about planting and caring for trees, our Rain Forest Rescue and Tree City USA programs, and much more. Buy trees and give a gift of trees through our Trees in Memory and Trees for America programs.
Street Tree – Municipal Resources
 
  Tree City – learn how to become a Tree City USA
  Cornell University Community Forestry - A clearinghouse for information to help communities manage their urban trees
  Urban Horticulture Institute – free downloadable resources
  University of Florida Horticulture – trees and sidewalks
  Urban Natural Resources Institute
  American Forests
  America In Bloom
Tree Boards
 
  NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Tree Identification
 
  Tree ID Self Test
  Arbor Day Foundation
  What Tree Is It?
  Basics of Tree ID
  Tree Link – What Tree Is That?
  Cornell Woody Plants Database
Trees and Health
 
  University of Illinois - at Urbana Champagne, Human-Environment Research Laboratory
  Urban Tree Cover and Air Quality Planning
  American Forests – Trees and Ecosystem Services
  Understanding the Science Behind Riparian Forest Buffers: Effects on Water Quality
  Cornell NYS IPM Interactive Plant Manager - Diagnosing Pests of Woody Ornamental Plants
  Forestry Images
Youth Materials and Resources
 
  Arbor Day Foundation
  Urban Forestry South - Discovering the Urban Forest Activity Book
  Cornell 4-H Know Your Trees