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     TAKING ROOT  January 2017

Round 13 Cost-Share Grant Applications Now Open! 


From President David Moore 


I hope that all Council members and readers of this newsletter enjoyed celebrating the New Year and are ready for 2017. As it starts to take shape, please remember that January is the best time to renew your Council membership (or join as a new member), which you can do at this link
At this juncture, it's great to reflect on all the good work that took place in 2016. Our editor Michelle did a blog post about the seven most-viewed posts last year. All told, the Council blog was viewed more than 19,500 times last year! This is almost a 33% increase from 2015 and a testament to the breadth and quality of work that our urban forestry community is generating and sharing. I hope this inspires even more creative projects and programs—and writing and sharing about them in 2017.
Please have a look at the blog post about the new Round 13 urban forestry cost-share grant opportunity (deadline March 1). These are a big deal and you may want to apply! The NYSDEC, in coordination with the USFS, manages this grant program to kick-start urban forestry projects across the state. If you have any questions about the application process, please reach out to our dynamic NYSDEC Urban Forestry Program Manager Mary Kramarchyk.
Good luck in the New Year!

David Moore


Blog: Top Seven Council Blog Posts of 2016, SMA Urban Tree of the Year, SMA Indy Conference Pictorial, Getting to Know Trees for Tribs, Christine Manchester Reports from Partners in Community Forestry Conference

Please Take a Moment to Renew Your NYSUFC Membership for 2017 

Only $25 for individuals ($10 for students), and it means the world to the Council. 

Renew HERE and thanks so very much! 

Trees for Tribs 

DEC’s Trees for Tribs, as in tributaries, program is currently looking for 2017 spring and fall planting projects!
Please visit our website to learn about this program’s resources and how you can help to replant New York’s streams for improved wildlife habitat, water quality, and climate resiliency:

ReLeaf 2017: Save the Date! 
July 13-15
St. John's University 
Queens, NY


Free CEU and/or Continuing Education Opportunities 

UMass Urban Forestry Today Webinars 
Davey Tree Urban Forestry Webinars 

Save the Date: 2017 SMA and Partners Conferences 
2017 Society of Municipal Arborists Conference November 13-14 & Partners in Community Forestry Conference November 15-16
Tulsa, Oklahoma 

 Society of Municipal Arborists

Municipal Forestry Institute

February 19-24, 2017
Lake Arrowhead, CA
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