How will climate change affect your trees? EPA’s Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool

Climate change effects are not expected to be equally distributed. Changes in precipitation, temperature, and sea-level will be “spotty” – some places will see decreases, some will see increases, and increases will be higher in some places than in others. US EPA has developed a Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT) to relate anticipated…

Networks and collaborations: Stew-MAP

In a previous post, we talked about green infrastructure social networks. Social scientists with the USDA Forest Service’s Northern Research Station have developed a tool to assess these networks – it’s called Stew-MAP. The Stewardship Mapping & Assessment project (Stew-MAP) seeks to answer the questions: Who, what, where, why and how are environmental stewardship groups…

Learning about advanced levels of tree risk assessment for consulting arborists

The American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA) is the industry’s premier professional association focusing solely on arboricultural consulting. This week the Association is having its 2014 Annual Conference. Hundreds of consulting arborists from across North America are here to improve their practice as arboricultural consultants. An advanced technical program included discussions of legal issues consultants face…

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Hudson Valley Garden Fair in Red Hook

On Saturday, May 2nd, SavATree welcomed Spring by attending the Hudson Valley Garden Fair at the historic Montgomery Place in Red Hook. The event was put on by the Hudson Valley Garden Association and provided residents of the Hudson Valley the chance to buy locally grown plants, explore sustainable landscape practices, learn from local plant…

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Arbor Day Planting at College Hill in Poughkeepsie

In honor of Arbor Day 2015, students from Warring Magnet School of Science and Technology planted a Redbud and two Dogwood trees (Provided in partnership with SavATree and the City of Poughkeepsie) at College Hill Park. With support from Poughkeepsie city workers, the Shade Tree Commission, the NYDEC Urban Forester, and the Mayor of Poughkeepsie,…

Collaborating for clean water in cities

The Clean Water Act passed in 1972. Great progress has been made. In many large cities, rivers and harbors that served as sewers behind industrial lands now serve as amenities facing residential and commercial lands, bringing economic development,  water access, and jobs. But a lot of work remains. While many of these waterways are no…

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Mutation Illustration

Most people are familiar with the genetic mutation, albinism, where an organism produces no pigment and appears very pale or even white. However, this mutation is most commonly associate with animals, when plants can display a variation as well. The most well-known of these plants is the albino redwood. Though rare, several specimens of redwood…