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Saratoga Tree Nursery Spring Seedling Sale


The New York State William F. Fox Memorial Saratoga Tree Nursery is again having its spring tree sale. A wide variety of trees are available for order.

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Take 2021 Northeast Forest Biomass Harvest Survey

Adam Daigneault is an Assistant Professor of Forest Policy and Economics at the University of Maine. His team is conducting a research study to better understand the perspectives of landowners, loggers, operators, and foresters towards biomass harvesting in the Northeast United States and identity the key opportunities and constraints in harvest decision making.

Daigneault is contacting NYTF to ask if you would be willing to participate. Participation would involve answering questions in an online survey based on your experiences and perspectives as a forestry professional or forest landowner. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete, and your responses will remain anonymous. Your data will not be shared with any third party. You must be at least 18 years of age or older to participate in the survey.

The informed consent form with more information about the research study is included in the link to the survey. If you have any questions, please contact adam.daigneault@maine.edu or call 207-581-2805.
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Cornell removing ash trees, as replanting effort launches

By Krishna Ramanujan, courtesy of the Cornell Chronicle

Cornell will be removing more than 1,700 of its ash trees infested by devastating emerald ash borer insects, mostly between January and March 2021, to reduce potential harm to people and property. At the same time, an initiative has been developed to replant trees.

The university will be sending letters in the coming weeks to notify local municipalities and neighbors of the ash abatements.

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Protect Our Watersheds Calendar Contest


What you do at your home and in your community affects everyone downstream of you. This poster contest is meant to encourage students to learn about their role in the watershed they live in and how to conserve and protect our water resources, now and for future generations.

All Middle School students (Grades 6-8) in New York State public and private schools are eligible to enter the poster contest. One student per poster. Deadline for receipt of posters is Friday, February 5, 2021.

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First Round of Collaborative Efforts to Reduce Spread of Invasive HWA Complete, More Areas Found



White, wooly, egg masses of the hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA), photo by DEC.



The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and partners today issued an update about ongoing efforts to limit the spread of the invasive pest Hemlock Wooly Adelgid (HWA) on Forest Preserve lands in Washington County as part of an ongoing, multi-year initiative. DEC confirmed the HWA infestation in August 2020, and began treatment in October on affected hemlock trees in the Glen Island Campground on the shores of Lake George.

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DEC Accepting Applications for Annual Pheasant Release Program, Due March 25th
 



Photo by Michael Hoyt on Unsplash


New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced that applications are now available for DEC's cooperative Day-Old Pheasant Chick Program, which allows people to participate in raising and releasing pheasants to enhance the state's fall hunting opportunities. The program is provided through DEC's partnership with hunters, 4-H youth, and interested landowners.

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A Guide to ATFS Signs

By Walt Friebel   

American Tree Farm System signage:

ATFS utilizes 2-types of Tree Farm Certification, owner specific Recognition Signs, throughout the United States. First are the certified signs, second are anniversary signs.

Certified Tree Farm- recognizes ownership by an individual or a couple/husband & wife ownership, enjoying working their forest together!

Certified Family Forest- recognizes ownership by a family and usually includes children, grandchildren and also sometimes great-grandchildren, with many more loving hands making for lighter forest work!

Signs are suggested to be mounted on a post to the road-side front of the Tree Farm. NY Tree Farms needing an owner specific sign to publicly promote their forest’s Honor Ownership Recognition status in TF nationally, can contact their Area Chair or a member of our New York State Committee in the absence of a chair in your region.
 
American Tree Farm System Anniversary Award Recognition level signage:

ATFS utilizes 3-types of Tree Farm length of active certification recognition signs throughout the United States.

25th Anniversary Award Recognition Sign
50th Anniversary Award Recognition Sign
75th Anniversary Award Recognition Sign

Signs are suggested to be mounted on a post to the road-side front of the Tree Farm. NY Tree Farms questioning their anniversary level, should check their actual Tree Farm Initial Certification date, noted on the Congratulatory letter all Tree Farmer’s receive, upon being certified. New York Tree Farms needing an Anniversary specific sign, can contact your Area Chair or a member of our New York State Committee in the absence of a chair in your region.

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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, nytreefarm@gmail.com
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