McKownville Improvement Association

- Tree and shrub reference and resource list

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Street tree surveys and advisory programs in nearby towns

Town of Bethlehem Street Tree Advisory Committee 
    Bethlehem Street Tree Inventory Analysis and Management Plan [pdf]

Town of Niskayuna Tree Council  [town website page]
    learn about trees     town street tree coverage map

Online lists of recommended trees
Landscaping with Native Trees -Tree selections for the Capital District of New York: 2012 [pdf]
published by: ECOS: The Environmental Clearinghouse

Cornell University Urban Horticulture Institute
    Recommended Urban Trees 
    Woody Plants Database - find the right tree for your site (with photos)

Street Trees for Troy, NY [pdf]
Compiled by Nina Bassuk, Cornell University: 2016
published on City of Troy website   street tree inventory announcement

Native Tree and Shrub Profiles [pdf]
Prepared by Tim Kennelty, Master Gardener Cornell Cooperative Extension: 2021
available on Columbia-Greene Cornell Cooperative Extension website

New York City Street Tree Planting Approved Species List [pdf]
New York City Department of Parks & Recreation [website list]
New York City Street Tree Map

An online source link is provided for each book; since we support diversity in the ecology of both natural and economic ecosystems, you may note that none of them are to Amazon. Or better yet, support your local bookstore, The Book House
These links do not constitute an endorsement of the sources by the McKownville Improvement Association.
The Living Landscape, by Rick Darke & Doug Tallamy
2014, Timber Press  ISBN-13: 9781604694086  at The Book House

Natures Best Hope, by Douglas Tallamy
2020, Timber Press  ISBN-13: 9781604699005  at The Book House
 at Barnes & Noble

Essential Native Trees and Shrubs for the Eastern United States: The Guide to Creating a Sustainable Landscape by Tony Dove & Ginger Woolridge
2018, Imagine  ISBN 13: 9781623545031  at The Book House

Other recommended websites

The Morton Arboretum
     Plant And Protect - Encouraging the planting and conservation of trees and plants 
     Search Trees and Plants  
     Tree and Plant Care   
     Benefits of Trees 

Missouri Botanical Garden 
     Help for the home gardener  (an astonishingly extensive and excellent resource)

NY State Department of Environmental Conservation
     Colonel William F. Fox Memorial Saratoga Tree Nursery 
     Spring Seedling Sale 
     Tree Planting Instructions

National Wildlife Federation
     Native Plant Finder 
     Trees for Wildlife 

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