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Resource List for Trees

Download this Resource List for Tree Planting, Maintenance & Protection

Westchester Cornell Cooperative Extension for additional questions and information
3 West Main St, Suite 112, Elmsford, NY 10523,
914-285-4620
westchester@cornell.edu

http://westchester.cce.cornell.edu/horticulture-environment

Town of Ossining Tree Code: https://www.ecode360.com/8410336

Town of Ossining Tree Removal Permit: https://www.townofossining.com/cms/16-tree-permit/file

Benefits of Trees: https://www.fs.fed.us/learn/trees

Threats to Trees:

  1. Climate Change:
    http://climatechange.cornell.edu/tools-resources/
    Temperature changes: https://climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/global-temperature/
    Rainfall Changes: https://www3.epa.gov/climatechange//kids/impacts/signs/precip-patterns.html
  2. Deer:
    Deer overabundance: http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/104911.html
    Deer and Ecosystem Health: http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/wildlife_pdf/forestimpactshandout.pdf
    Law which prohibits feeding deer: https://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/7197.html
  3. Invasive Species:
    NYSDEC Prohibited and Regulated Invasive Plants: http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/lands_forests_pdf/isprohibitedplants2.pdf
    Don’t Move Firewood: https://www.dontmovefirewood.org/
    Hemlock woolly Adelgid: https://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/7250.html
    Oak Wilt: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/46919.html
    Stop the Spread of Invasive Species: http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/lands_forests_pdf/stopspreadterr.pdf
  4. Earthworms:
    https://blogs.cornell.edu/cerp/files/2017/11/JumpingWoms_FactSheet-11_15_17-2026fwt.pdf
  5. Light pollution:
    https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/fnr/fnr-faq-17.pdf

What to Plant:

Existing conditions, salt tolerance and deer resistance should be considered.
Westchester Native Plants: http://www.sunywcc.edu/cms/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Plants-for-Westchester-Go-Native-Brochure.pdf
Deer resistant plants: http://www.sunywcc.edu/cms/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Deer-Resistant-Native-Plants.pdf
Salt tolerant plants: https://www.nycgovparks.org/greening/greenbelt-native-plant-center/garden-species-lists/garden-salt & http://www.dot.ri.gov/documents/about/research/RIDOT_Salt_Tolerant_Tree_and_Shrub_Guide_August2010.pdf

How to Plant and Maintain:

Death of Newly Planted Trees (with watering chart): https://s3.amazonaws.com/assets.cce.cornell.edu/attachments/29037/Death_of_Newly_Planted_Tr_and_Sh_2009.pdf?1519846438
How to plant a tree videos: https://vimeo.com/144569262 & https://vimeo.com/198139268
More watering info: http://www.mortonarb.org/trees-plants/tree-and-plant-advice/horticulture-care/watering-trees-and-shrubs
Pruning: https://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/trees-shrubs/pruning-trees-shrubs/
Mulching: https://ag.umass.edu/home-lawn-garden/fact-sheets/mulching-weed-management-in-urban-landscape
Your planting zone: http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/
Weed Wacker damage: https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/fnr/fnr-492-w.pdf

Cool tools:

Value of trees: http://www.itreetools.org/
Habitat mapping: http://content.yardmap.org/
Leaf Snap: http://leafsnap.com/

Places to visit and learn:

Black Rock Forest Consortium: http://blackrockforest.org/
Native Plant Center: http://www.sunywcc.edu/about/npc/
Teatown Lake Reservation: https://www.teatown.org/

Additional resources:

Canopy loss: http://www.wri.org/blog/2017/10/global-tree-cover-loss-rose-51-percent-2016
Development of the Eastern Deciduous Forest:
https://people.ohio.edu/dyer/dyer_2006_bioscience2.pdf
https://www.nps.gov/im/ncrn/eastern-deciduous-forest.htm
Ethnobotany: https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/ethnobotany/
Find an Arborist in Westchester (Section 3): https://nysarborists.com/for-everyone/find-an-arborist
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower: https://www.wildflower.org/
New York Flora Atlas: http://newyork.plantatlas.usf.edu/
Phenology: https://www.usanpn.org/about/why-phenology
Urban Forestry Today: http://www.urbanforestrytoday.org/home.html
USDA Plant Database: https://plants.usda.gov/java/

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