STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — On Staten Island’s affluent South Shore, tree canopy cover is plentiful. Expansive swaths of the borough’s least-diverse neighborhoods have shade in abundance and the positive health and environmental impacts that come with a rich urban forest ecosystem.
By Ben Verde | Brooklyn Paper Brooklyn’s urban forest saw growth during the 2010s, part of a citywide trend, but researchers say those gains are threatened by climate change and need investment to be maintained. A new study from the Nature Conservancy follows the growth of New York City’s tree canopy between 2010 and 2017,…Read More >
By Paul Liotta | email@example.com STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Staten Island’s tree coverage is among the most robust in the city and outpaces its land area, according to a report released Tuesday. In “The State of the Urban Forest in NYC,” The Nature Conservancy (TNC) looked at tree coverage around the five boroughs, and how it’s changed over…Read More >
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New York is getting shadier.
The Nature Conservancy in New York has released a first-of-its-kind report, The State of the Urban Forest in NYC, evaluating the New York City urban forest through multiple lenses, and establishing a common baseline understanding of this vital resource. The urban forest in New York City is composed of more than 7 million trees, as well as the associated physical and social infrastructure that supports it.Read More >
By Annel Hernandez, Shravanthi Kanekal, and Victoria Sanders | October 21, 2021 Our urban forest is a defining feature of New York City, providing New Yorkers with a variety of benefits, from cleaning the air we breathe and lending shade on hot days, to offering pockets of nature that act as a respite from the grind of…Read More >
September 27, 2021 Coalition Calls on Lawmakers to Uplift the Urban Forest and Its Benefits by Supporting the NYC Urban Forest Agenda. Forest for All NYC commends the New York City Council for holding today’s hearing on one of the City’s most vital natural resources – the urban forest. Whether it is providing shade during…Read More >
This episode considers the future of forests and what equity and repair in land management could and should look like. We start with a roundtable on the future of urban forestry in New York City with advocates from the Forest For All NYC coalition. In part two, ecologists and educators Dr. Angelica Patterson and Dr….Read More >
By Crystal Cranmore | Friday, August 29, 2021 NEW YORK (WABC) — There is a renewed effort in NYC to expand access to green space and fight shade inequality. According to the NYC Health Department, African Americans are twice as likely to die from heat stress as white New Yorkers. To understand this disparity, environmentalists say…Read More >
By Billy Richling, August 24, 2021 On a hot, overcast Friday morning, nine volunteers met up on Third Street in Gowanus ready to get their hands dirty.For about two hours, the volunteers spent time cleaning, de-weeding, watering and mulching young street trees in the area, ensuring they would be able to survive and thrive in…Read More >