The Sisters of St. Joseph Brentwood have recently completed work on two projects on their Brentwood Campus due to grants from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
The Sisters had a certified arborist complete their Tree Inventory and Management Plan thanks to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Urban and Community Forestry Grants Program. The tree inventory will support and form the basis for all succeeding steps in the management of existing trees on the 212 acre campus, as well as dictate what new trees will be planted into the future. A comprehensive inventory of existing conditions, species, and current and potential problems was of paramount importance. A variety of tools and methods were used to complete data gathering and mapping of existing conditions.
Work was also completed to protect the trees on the Brentwood property from the Southern Pine Beetle thanks to the New York Southern Pine Beetle Community Recovery Grant, also from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The purpose of this grant was to remove infested trees, replace trees that have been felled, and thin areas to prevent future infestations.