Tree Planting

Have you been thinking about planting trees on your property for timber production, carbon sequestration, or cleaner water? We have blogs to inspire project ideas and help you prepare. If your property is located in the NYC Watershed (find out here), your planting project may be eligible for cost-share funding as part of the WAC Forestry Program’s Management Assistance Program (MAP) for landowners. Check out the MAP applicationfor program requirements. 

Multifunctional Riparian Buffer Project at Riverdale Farm and Forest, Spring 2020

Ron Frisbee Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Multifunctional Riparian Buffer Project at Riverdale Farm and Forest, Spring 2020

This story is about a NYC Watershed farmer’s multifunctional riparian buffer project.  He guides you from adoption of the concept and planning stages, through site preparation, planting and protection efforts.  Imagine food production and carbon sequestration from streamside areas devoted to water quality improvement!

Helping Little Oaks Become Big Oaks

Karl VonBerg Wednesday, 04 November 2020

Helping Little Oaks Become Big Oaks

Do you have small oak trees (< 6’) that you would like to see grow into large oaks that produce many acorns?  Does it seem like they never really grow taller?  Find out how to solve that problem.  

Springtime is Croton Trees for Tribs Maintenance Time for the MyWoodlot Team

Kris Brown Wednesday, 01 April 2020

Springtime is Croton Trees for Tribs Maintenance Time for the MyWoodlot Team

Unlike making rotisserie chicken, streamside (riparian) tree plantings are not a “set it and forget it” activity.

More Trees for the Trib at Hilltop Hanover Farm

Kris Brown Wednesday, 12 June 2019

More Trees for the Trib at Hilltop Hanover Farm

Students from Ossining High School planted trees to protect water quality at Hilltop Hanover Farm in Yorktown Heights, NY.

Making (Tree) Babies

Joshua VanBrakle Wednesday, 08 May 2019

Making (Tree) Babies

Establishing baby trees is critical for your woods’ future, but like any parenting, it takes patience and hard work.

Order Your Spring Trees…in Winter?

Joshua VanBrakle Monday, 15 January 2018

Order Your Spring Trees…in Winter?

Many tree suppliers start taking spring orders in January. If you plan on planting trees this year, order them now for the best chance of getting the number and kinds of trees you want.”

Stewardship Story: Maintaining a Deer Exclosure at Putnam County Fish and Game Association

Brendan Murphy Monday, 25 September 2017

Stewardship Story: Maintaining a Deer Exclosure at Putnam County Fish and Game Association

The Putnam County Fish and Game Association installed their deer exclosure in 2014. Three years later, the exclosure stands strong because of good maintenance practices.

Stewardship Story: Installing a Deer Exclosure at Putnam County Fish and Game Association

Brendan Murphy Monday, 18 September 2017

Stewardship Story: Installing a Deer Exclosure at Putnam County Fish and Game Association

Hurricane Sandy severely damaged the Putnam County Fish and Game Association’s woods. They used a deer exclosure fence to protect tree seedlings and help their land recover.

A Tale of Two Trees: Why Protecting Planted Trees Matters

Tom Foulkrod Monday, 24 April 2017

A Tale of Two Trees: Why Protecting Planted Trees Matters

Here at MyWoodlot, one of the most common reasons we hear why people don’t use tree tubes or bark protectors is that they can be eyesores. But while they might look bad for a few years, they’re worth it in the long run, as I discovered with two larches I planted.

How to Keep Your Arbor Day Tree Alive

Joshua VanBrakle Monday, 18 April 2016

How to Keep Your Arbor Day Tree Alive

April 29th is Arbor Day, and many of us will celebrate by planting a tree. But if you really want that tree to survive, just planting it won’t be enough. Like human babies, baby trees are fragile and benefit from some loving care. With that in mind, here are some tips for protecting your Arbor Day seedling so it grows into a big, healthy tree someday.

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