Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more ➡
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Add note
Save to My Library
Sync to mobile
Look up keyword
Like this
1Activity
×
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Apr-May 2003 Tree Steward Newsletter, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension

Apr-May 2003 Tree Steward Newsletter, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension

Ratings: (0)|Views: 224|Likes:
Published by Green Roofs
Apr-May 2003 Tree Steward Newsletter, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension
Apr-May 2003 Tree Steward Newsletter, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension

More info:

Published by: Green Roofs on Dec 17, 2010
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See More
See less

06/26/2012

pdf

text

 
 
Dear Tree Stewards and Earth Team Volunteers,With spring here, at least by calendar standards, you will find that there is lots happening, with manypositive changes ahead! First we want to let you know of a new opportunity that will, hopefully,strengthen both volunteer programs -the formation of a
Tree Steward/Earth Team Volunteer 
 Action
 
Committee
. The purpose of this group will be to help supplement and expand both programs in theareas of: advanced training, speakers and field trips; quarterly newsletters (in addition to the monthlybulletins), an annual volunteer day, and, possibly mentoring of new volunteers. With the exponentialgrowth of both Tree Stewards and Earth Team volunteer programs, we recognize that as volunteer coordinators, we aren’t able to do everything that could be done, so why not turn to those of you whomight be willing to help! We are looking to schedule a meeting on
Tuesday, June 10, from 4:00 to7:00pm in Concord
. A light meal will be provided. If you are interested in the concept and/or helping in any of the above areas, or have other ideas you would like to hash over, come and join us.Please RSVP me by email: mary.tebo@unh.edu or by phone 629-9494 x 140 by May 15 to let usknow of your interest, for directions, or further information.The next BIG announcement is that as of Arbor Day (April 25) the updated version of the
NH BIGTree Program
list will be available to all. Thank you to Tree Stewards Mary Jane Sheldon and LindaMeserve who put in over 120 hours into data crunching. Now that the list is complete and thorough, itwill be much easier to keep updated. Not only will the list go out to those who request it in a hardcopy form, but it will soon be available at the Tree Steward website, which is also receiving anupdate. The new and improved website should be up and running by the time of the next monthlybulletin, which will also be available on the website!Thanks, also, to folks for taking time to complete the Resource Guide survey. Your comments andsuggestions are invaluable as we begin the process of updating the Volunteer Resource Guide. Thefollowing is a sample of your feedback. Most people surveyed felt that the most importantuse/purpose of the Resource Guide was to read and understand more about the subject prior to eachclass. Although most thought that the book was worth carrying back and forth to class, a lot of youthought that the book should be reduced to include only essential material. Most everyone respondedpositively when asked about the possibility of breaking the guide into two, one section would be usedas a reference for home and the second would be used in the field. Please know that all of your suggestions are being considered as we move forward. Thank you, again, for your time andconsideration.We would like to welcome a new addition to the Urban Forestry Center. Hannah Hare, is now on staff at the Center. Hannah is enthusiastic and helpful, so the next time you call or stop by, introduceyourself to her.Mary
Tree Steward & Earth Team Volunteers
MONTHLY BULLETIN
 April/May 2003
 
 
ACTIVITY: Nashua Pocket GardensMeeting – Help NeededDATE:
Wed. April 16, 2003
TIMES:
7:00
PLACE:
City Hall, Nashua
RSVP:
Pam Doherty at 620 -9494 x120or pam.doherty@unh.edu
 DESCRIPTION:
Tree Steward and Master Gardener volunteers have been working withthe City of Nashua to design pocket gardensaround the city. Now that it is almost plantingtime, more volunteers are needed to help plantthe gardens, and maintain them if they chooseto. Planting will take place beginning in mid-May, and at this meeting, garden assignmentswill be decided upon along with planting datesand times based upon each volunteersschedule. Contact Mary if you are interested inhelping even if you can’t make the meeting.
ACTIVITY: Green Roof Meeting
 
DATE:
Tues, April 21, 2003 (Earth Day)
TIMES
1:30-4:00
PLACE:
UNHCE Office, 200 Bedford St,Manchester 
RSVP:
Pam Doherty at 620 -9494 x120or pam.doherty@unh.edu
 DESCRIPTION:
Recently, Mary met ToddWalles, Vice President of Weston Solutions,one of a few companies who design andengineer "green roofs". They are veryinterested in creating a green roof inManchester and have designed andengineered some of the premiere models in thecountry such as in Chicago and now in Bostonas part of the Big Dig. Green roofs can provideenergy savings, longer roof life, stormwater reduction, noise reduction, reduction of heatisland effect, and improved air quality. Tolearn more about green roofs and the companyyou can visit their website atwww.greengridroofs.comor come to themeeting, but please RSVP because space islimited.
ACTIVITY: Compost Court Demonstration
DATE:
Mon. April 21 and Tues.April 22, 2003
TIMES:
9:00-3:00
PLACE:
The Urban Forestry Center Portsmouth, NH
RSVP:
to AJ Dupere @ (603) 431-6774;ajdupere@dred.state.nh.us 
DESCRIPTION:
The Urban Forestry Center was selected to be a Compost CourtDemonstration Area by the Governor’s RecyclingProgram. Last year we installed all of the binsand started using them. We need your help toinstall the signs and finish the display. We will beworking all day, join us anytime, any amount of assistance you can offer will be greatlyappreciated. We should have enough hand toolsand equipment, bring work gloves and some greatideas to help get the public composting!
ACTIVITY: Manchester’s Earth Day ForumDATES:
Thurs. April 24
TIMES:
5:00 – 8:30
PLACE:
PSNH’s Energy Park 780 NorthCommercial Street Manchester 
 COST:
Free
RSVP:
by 4/18-to make sure they haveenough food!! RSVP to JoanneMcLaughlin @ Manchester Highways (603) 624-6444 x303; jmclaugh@ci.manchester.nh.us
DESCRIPTION:
Come and learn
 
about excitingenvironmental projects going on in Manchester,New Hampshire’s largest city. The forum willinclude presentations, displays, and exhibits. Itwill also be a great time to meet others withsimilar interests and concern for the city’s future.Like any good program, refreshments will beserved!
ACTIVITY: Hazard Tree WorkshopDATE:
Friday, May 2, 2003
TIMES:
9:30 – 12:30
PLACE:
Salvation Army & Valley CemeteryAuburn St. Manchester 
RSVP:
Pam Doherty at 620 -9494 x120 or pam.doherty@unh.edu
 DESCRIPTION:
Learn to identify what makes atree hazardous and how to judge its severity. Thesession will begin indoors with a PowerPointpresentation for about an hour. Then we will
 
 
cross the street and evaluate trees in thehistoric Valley Cemetery. This workshop ispart of a USFS grant to improve trees withinthe cemetery. Future workshops and help willbe needed for evaluating the downed trees toturn them into wood products, tree planting,tree care, and engaging those in theneighborhood. Please RSVP by April 28.
ACTIVITY: The Fabulous FishwaysCarnival! – Help NeededDATE:
Sat. May 3, 2003
TIMES:
11 am – 4 pm
PLACE:
The Amoskeag FishwaysLearning Center, Manchester 
COST:
$2 per person / $5 per family
RSVP:
Mary Tebo 629-9494 x140 or mary.tebo@unh.edu
 DESCRIPTION:
Celebrate the start of the 2003fish season. The day will be packed with funactivities for all ages including live animalshows, environmental exhibits, carnival games,food, old time music, and, of course the fish!Volunteers are needed to help provideactivities on trees and the environment.Contact Mary if you can help, or just go andenjoy the day!
ACTIVITY: Work Day at Shieling ForestDATE:
Saturday, May 10, 2003
PLACE:
Peterborough, New Hampshire
RSVP:
to AJ Dupere @ (603) 431-6774;ajdupere@dred.state.nh.us 
DESCRIPTION:
Shieling Forest is a ForestryEducational Facility that resembles the UrbanForestry Center on a smaller scale. We needsome assistance to lead groups to work withvolunteers to help with trail maintenance andtree and shrub pruning around the grounds.This is a great opportunity to share your knowledge with others. If you prefer not to leadgroups and still want to volunteer please callme or send an e-mail.
 ACTIVITY: A Walk with Jonathan Nute andBat House Building Workshop
(part of the Carnival Hill DedicationProgram)
 DATE:
Tues. May 13, 2003 Rain
 
or Shine
TIMES:
Walk: 4:30pm; Workshop: 7:30 9:00
 PLACE:
Carnival Hill, Wilton, NH
RSVP:
Spencer C. Brookes IIw.c.c.@backpacker.comor mail toWilton Conservation Commission,Wilton Town Hall, PO Box 83,Wilton, NH 03086
DESCRIPTION:
Jon Nute, the HillsboroughCounty Extension Forester, will lead a walk of theCarnival Hill Conservation Area. The walk will beto celebrate the re-dedication of the former site of Wilton's Winter Carnival, purchased by the townover a 25-year period through generous gifts of town citizens, an LCHIP grant, and Land & Water funds. The 85 acres are made up of open fieldswith grand vistas, apple orchards, a hillsidewoodlot and wetlands along Tannery Brook. Jonwill discuss the numerous types of plants andanimals that will be found in these habitats andwill discuss the type of practices to be followed tomanage this typical small New Hampshirewoodlot.Along with the walk, as part of the dedicationcelebration, a workshop on bat house building willfollow in the evening (see below). A pizza supper will also be available between Jon Nute's walkand the workshop, for those of you interested inattending both.Due to the decades of unwarranted human fear and persecution, bat populations are in alarmingJust one bat house on a site will make adifference for the bats and promote a healthyenvironment. This workshop will give participantsinformation about bats, and students will leavewith a completed house. The cost of theworkshop is $15.00.
Space is limited.
 REGISTRATION is REQUIRED for the workshopand the supper by May 8, 2003. Please bring ahammer for the workshop. All other materials willbe supplied.

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->