NYTF Inspectors - Certification Due 3/15

We wanted to keep you updated on inspector training/recertification. Your certification expires on March 15, 2021.  All inspectors MUST get re-certified.

New York State, Re-Inspector Chair,  Erin Perry will be offering training to all inspectors. Erin will make training available on Friday, March 12, 2021, from 8 am until 12 noon. If you would like to participate in the training sessions that Erin is offering, please email ASAP and you will have access to the training session (Via Zoom). Keep a lookout for more training dates in the Spring from Erin.

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DEC Accepting Applications for Hudson Estuary 'Trees for Tribs' Program, Due 3/1

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced that DEC's Hudson Estuary Trees for Tribs Program is accepting applications for spring streamside planting projects. Anyone that owns or manages property near a stream in the Hudson River Estuary watershed is eligible to apply for free native trees and shrubs. The application deadline is March 1. Early applications are encouraged, particularly for large sites (more than 60 plants) or when requesting specific plant species.
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All About Environmental Quality Incentive Program from USDA NRCS

NYFOA and NYTF recently sat down with the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) to talk about the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) and the financial and management opportunities that EQIP can provide to forest owners and their properties.

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What to look for in a Forester

The great thing about owning a woodlot is the options available for managing it to reach the goals you have. However, all those choices can sometimes cause hesitation or even paralysis because you “can’t see the forest for the trees.” Working with a forester enables you to see the best choices more clearly and build a management plan that can help you reach both your short- and long-term goals.

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Wildland Stories: Entomology with Dr. Barbara Bentz hosted by Darren McAvoy and Gabrielle Harden


Join Darren McAvoy and Gabrielle Harden of Utah State University Forestry Extension as they host a new monthly series, Wildland Stories, a talk-show format webinar. This series will be interview based; engaging the personalities that specialize in understanding the natural world that surrounds us.

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Not Yet a Tree City USA? Apply by Feb 26 for 2021 NYSUFC Quick Start Grant to Help You Get There

The NYS Urban Forestry Council is pleased to announce available funding for communities to hold a 2021 Arbor Day tree planting event and to establish a community-based forestry program. Communities can apply for up to $1,000. Funding has been provided by the USDA Forest Service.  INFO AND BRIEF APPLICATION PACKET

For more information on the grant, click below.

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DEC Issues Guidance to Avoid Coyote Conflicts

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) issued guidance to help prevent conflicts between people and coyotes.

"Coyotes may become more territorial during the breeding and pup-rearing seasons, which in New York run from January through March, increasing the risk for potential conflicts with people and pets," said DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos. "While coyotes are an important part of New York's ecosystem, New Yorkers are encouraged to be aware of the increased risks for conflicts and follow DEC's guidance to prevent coyote encounters."

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— Upcoming Events —

NYTF Inspector Certification Training Dates:
March 1, 2021 from 11:00am - 3:00 pm

March 5, 2021 from 9:30am - 1:30pm
The four sides of the Tree Farm sign: Water. Wildlife. Recreation. Wood.
The mission of the NY Tree Farm Program is to promote the growing of renewable forest resources on private lands in New York State while protecting environmental benefits and increasing public understanding of all benefits of productive forestry. 

Contact us at the NY Tree Farm Office: PO Box 24, Washington Square, Greenwich, NY 12834, (518) 854-7386,
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