Spring Photo Contest — winners selected.

The Niskayuna Tree Council held its 2022 Spring Blossoms Photo Contest in conjunction with Arbor Day this year. We had numerous entries of beautiful, local trees coming into bloom. Winners were awarded in 3 age categories: under 12, 12-18, and over 18. Gift certificates to Target, Uncle Rico’s Pizza, and the Niskayuna Co Op were given to the winners. See […]

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Niskayuna Arbor Day 2022

The town of Niskayuna and the Niskayuna Tree Council held its annual Arbor Day event this year on Sat., April 23 from 11:00 am-1:00 pm at the Niskayuna Town Hall. A tree planting ceremony was held where Town Supervisor, Jamie Puccioni, and Town Board Member John Della Ratta read the annual Tree Proclamation and spoke about the benefits of trees […]

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Tree City USA Status Renewed

The Arbor Day Foundation has recognized Niskayuna as a 2021 Tree City USA. This continues our tree-city status for the past 15+ years. Residents of Niskayuna can be proud to live in a town that makes the planting and care of trees a priority.

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Recognition of Andrea Worthington–Tree Council Member for 30 Years.

The Niskayuna Tree Council recognizes Andrea Worthington, who is retiring from the council after 30 years as an active member. In that time, she educated Niskayuna residents on the benefits of trees; worked with developers to save old trees; went door-to-door to meet with residents; provided expert opinion on the health of various street trees; and participated in numerous community […]

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Dean St. Tree Planting part of National Grid’s Restoration Efforts from October 7, 2020 Storm

On October 7, 2020 a deroche and several tornados hit the Greater Capital District, and many old trees that had stood for decades in parks and neighborhoods were destroyed. As a result, National Grid provided $240,000 to local communities and cities hit hardest by the storm. The funding came from National Grid’s community funding and its 10,000 Trees Program. This […]

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Niskayuna Farmer’s Market, 24-July-2021

At the Niskayuna Farmer’s Market on 24-July-2021, residents could visit the Tree Council table where they could ask questions of Tree Council members; pick up assorted documents about invasive pests, “street trees”, and the benefits of trees; and enter a raffle to win a butterfly bush.  The winner of the raffle was Anna G.

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Arbor Day 2021

The town of Niskayuna held a series of Arbor Day events this year. On Thursday, April 22nd, two sassafras trees were planted at the Senior Community Center. Town Supervisor, Yasmine Syed, read the annual Tree Proclamation and spoke about the benefits of trees in our community, and in particular the specific benefits of the sassafras tree. The sassafras has many […]

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Arbor Day 2020

The town of Niskayuna held its 5th annual Arbor Day event on Sat. April 25, 2020 at the Niskayuna Town Hall. This year, due to covid restrictions, it was a drive-through event. The event included handing out 200 trees to local residents, and a “kit” that included the history of Arbor Day, coloring pages, a scavenger hunt, word games, a […]

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Community Tree Planting (October 26)

On October 26, 2019, the Niskayuna Tree Council, the Niskayuna Highway Dept. and members of the community planted 15-20 street trees on Ray and Cornelius Streets. A demonstration on how to properly plant trees and care for the trees was given by Amy Howansky of the Tree Council . Some of the types of trees planted were: ginko, serviceberry, sweetgum, […]

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